Did You Know?

Students who participate in the Jump Start U4 College Tour are not just taken around the country visiting higher institutes of technology. They get the opportunity to be PREPARED for college. This includes test-taking strategies, financial aid awareness, and other important topics that are important to their college career. Just take a look at some of the positive results when a student participates in this program.

71% of the youth participants report increased knowledge and awareness of financial aid terminology and admissions terms.

80% of the youth participants report increased awareness of the importance to pay for school with “free” money vs. loans, if at all possible.

68% of the youth participants report increased awareness that starting early looking for scholarships better positions you to receive scholarships.

85% of the youth participants report increased awareness about admissions and financial aid deadlines and how timeliness critical.

58%, of youth participants report increased knowledge and awareness of how the ACT can produce scholarship money.

65% of youth participants report increased knowledge and awareness of steps and resources to search for financial aid and scholarships. 

70% of youth participants report increased knowledge and awareness of the college admissions process.

Top 5 "Where it felt most like home"

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
North Carolina A & T, Greensboro, NC
Clark Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

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