Success Starts Early

The path to financial stability starts young – what seems like a small step today could make a measurable, lasting Impact over time.

United Way’s College Savings Account Program helps local families and their children begin saving for their postsecondary educational goals, building the foundation of life-long financial health and increasing the likelihood that more students in our region will pursue a college education.

 

Long-Term Benefits

Brighter Futures for this Generation and the Next

United Way will match $1 for every $1 saved up to $500 for a total contribution of $500. Participating students will earn $1,000 total for post-secondary education.

By helping local families and their children begin saving early, we’re not only building foundations for life-long financial health, but also increasing the likelihood that more students in our region will pursue a college education.

Program Requirements

  • Live in Philadelphia, Delaware or Montgomery counties in PA or Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Cape May counties in NJ
  • Junior or Senior in public high school with at least 50% student population enrolled in free or reduced lunch.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Planning to attend a 4 year college or university
  • Attend 3 hours of financial literacy – savings, budgeting and credit

OR

  • Live in Philadelphia, Delaware or Montgomery counties in PA or Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Cape May counties in NJ
  • Freshman enrolled in a 4 year degree program at a college or university.
  • Household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty guideline.
  • Household net worth less than $10,000
  • Attend 3 hours of financial literacy – savings, budgeting and credit

"What does my account cover?"

Find out if you're eligible!

Contact Vonetta Robinson at vrobinson@uwgpsnj.org or Wanda Hardy at wphardy@financialwellnessinstitute.org to learn more.

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We’ve Moved!

To better serve our community, our offices are now temporarily located at 1650 Arch Street! Please note our new mailing address: P.O. Box 15760, Philadelphia, PA 19103

You can still reach us by phone and email at:

215-665-2600     contact@uwgpsnj.org