Academy for Education Development (AED) is a nonprofit organization working globally to improve education, health, civil society and economic development--the foundation of thriving societies.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a program designed to help underachieving middle and high school students prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. Students in the program commit themselves to improvement and preparation for college.
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) supports and promotes almost 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media.
Casey Family Programs (Casey) is a Seattle-based foundation which provides direct services and national guidance to professionals working in the field and promotes advances in child-welfare practice and policy.
Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) develops programs and resources that build awareness of available college programs and opportunities, increase and improve college guidance services that match students with colleges and universities where they will succeed, and strengthen the host of college and community programs serving college access and retention.
College Goal Sunday Network for Hispanic Families is made up of CGS volunteers who advise CGS states on effective outreach strategies to change college-going behaviors among Hispanic populations.
Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) is a nonprofit organization, established in 1981, dedicated to furthering the expansion of educational opportunities throughout the United States. This is done primarily through grassroots advocacy efforts and national training opportunities for TRIO programs.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education (DIVERSE), formerly known as Black Issues In Higher Education, is premier news source for information concerning these vitally important issues.
Educate Tomorrow (ET) seeks to work with organizations throughout the nation to implement the proven methods of one-on-one mentoring enhanced with the unique focus of educational planning support and life skills to promote education as the path to independence and self-sufficiency for disadvantaged youth in this country. Local ET programs work specifically with foster youth who have aged out of the foster care system.
Education Finance Council (EFC) is an association of nonprofit and state-based student loan providers who are dedicated to making college more affordable.
Gaining Early Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal program, congressionally authorized in 1998, designed to increase the college-going rate of low-income students. GEAR UP programs are coordinated through two types of grants: state grants allow state agencies to coordinate their own programs with local education agencies (LEAs), and partnership grants are awarded to local community-education partnerships.
Hispanic College Fund develops the next generation of Hispanic professionals by providing Hispanic high school and college students with the vision, resources and mentorship needed to become community leaders and achieve successful careers in business, science, technology, engineering and math.
Institute for Higher Education (IHEP) aims to increase access and success in postsecondary education through unique research and innovative programs that inform key decision makers who shape public policy and support economic and social development.
KnowHow2Go Campaign (KH2G) is a national multi-media campaign that features television and radio public service announcements, outdoor and print advertising, and an interactive website that encourages low-income and first-generation students to take the steps necessary to go to college and delivers guiding information to students, parents/adults, and organizations.
Mapping Your Future® is a nonprofit resource of neutral career, college, financial aid and money management information and services for students, families and schools.
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) serves as a resource to ensure proper advocacy, support and training for the education of homeless children and youth.
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a membership based organization which provides the professional preparation, effectiveness and support of people and organizations involved in the administration of student financial aid.
National College Advising Corps (NCAC) is a national program that places recent graduates of partner institutions as college advisers in low-income high schools and community colleges.
National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) seeks to provide support and advance the work of counseling and enrollment professionals as they help all students realize their full educational potential.
National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) is a membership-based organization dedicated to supporting the needs of professionals administering scholarships in colleges and universities, nonprofits and foundations.
National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP) represents a nationwide network of guaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loan servicers, collection agencies, schools, and other organizations involved in the administration of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) and promote student access.
National College Access Network (NCAN) provides a national network for state and local college access programs to share best practices, help communities create new college access programs, and advocate for public policy in support of the students our programs serve.
National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) is a nonprofit organization that develops and strengthens broadbased partnerships throughout the education continuum, from early childhood through postsecondary education, primarily through their support of GEAR UP programs.
National Association of State Student Aid and Grant Programs (NASSGAP) is drawn from single agencies in each state or territory that are responsible for state-funded student aid programs. NASSGAP is dedicated to the promotion, strengthening, encouragement and enhancement of high standards in the administration and operation of student grant and aid programs so that these programs shall be available to students in all states to expand and further postsecondary opportunities.
National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the only private, nonprofit, national foundation wholly dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans.
Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) serves thousands of foster teens across the United States. Whether we're providing them with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships, sending them care packages, or testifying before Congress, OFA is a passionate champion of foster youth.
Pathways to College Network (Pathways) advances college opportunity for underserved students through public awareness efforts, research studies and promotion of evidence-based policy and practices.
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education conducts and disseminates research and policy analysis to encourage policymakers, educators, and the public to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled college students.
Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) is a network and advocacy group that helps build the capacity of member community colleges to improve the educational and economic prospects for rural.
Scholarship America provides scholarships and educational support, making postsecondary education possible for all students.
Simon Youth Foundation fosters and improves educational opportunities, career development, and life skills that transform the lives of at-risk youth through focused programs and initiatives with our public school and post-secondary education partners.
Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) is America's first interstate compact for education, the Southern Regional Education Board is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps government and education leaders in its 16 member states work together to advance education and improve the social and economic life of the region. Member states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, , Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Regional financial aid associations - There are six regional financial aid associations that work closely with College Goal Sunday:
Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA)
Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)
Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA)
South West Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SWASFAA)
Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA)
Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA)
Tax Assistance Preparation (VITA) offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $42,000 per year and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.
TRIO are federally-funded programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) 1965. The programs were created to provide a seamless transition for low-income students to pursue postsecondary education. Federal TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans' Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program) help students to overcome class, social, academic, and cultural barriers to higher education.
U.S. Department of Education (ED) provides information needed for higher education resources including early awareness planning and preparation, admissions and financial aid information and FAFSA completion and submission.