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Georgia Independent Living Program

Our mission is to provide eligible youth with opportunities to successfully prepare for adulthood through appropriate referral resources and connections provided by community partners. For years, adolescents who left foster care have experienced significant challenges in successfully transitioning to adulthood. OUR VISION: To ensure youth are stable, healthy, connected, employed, and educated.

EMBARK

Embark is a project based at the JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA designed to increase college access for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark works collaboratively with a number of agencies and organizations to improve the educational options for young people who have experienced foster care or homelessness.

FAFSA

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school. Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

GAfutures

Founded in 1965, the Georgia Student Finance Commission has become one of the most successful state student aid operations in the nation. First created to provide loans, the agency progressed to state- and lottery-funded scholarships, grants, service cancelable loan programs and providing free financial aid consultation. GSFC's mission is to ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school.

The University System of Georgia

The University System of Georgia (USG) is a part of the community in each of Georgia’s 159 counties and provides services across the state. The USG is composed of 26 higher education institutions including four research universities, four comprehensive universities, nine state universities, and nine state colleges.

Technical College System of Georgia

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) oversees the state’s technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs. The Technical College System of Georgia provides technical, academic and adult education and training focused on building a well-educated, globally competitive workforce for Georgia.

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs

The Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs contains information reported to the U.S. Department of Education directly by recognized accrediting agencies and state approval agencies.

NCES College Navigator

College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics.