The Last Mile Fund Initiative
The Last Mile Fund will focus resources to support the achievement of two objectives: Increasing the number of graduates and improving our student retention rate at all 22 TCSG colleges.
In 2016, the TCSG Foundation launched a new initiative to support our number one funding priority: financial assistance for TCSG students owing $500 or less in tuition, fees, or other academic expenses. The “Last Mile Fund” will bridge the gap in funding for those students who cannot afford to remain enrolled in school, thereby increasing retention and graduation rates across all 22 colleges within TCSG. In spring 2017 alone, over 6,500 students were released from their TCSG program due to an inability to pay tuition or fees owed to their respective college. Of those 6,500 students released from classes, over 2,100 of them were released for owing less than $500.
Under the direction of Governor Nathan Deal's Complete College Georgia (CCG) Initiative, TCSG and the University System of Georgia (USG) address critical needs in Georgia’s Higher Education Completion Plan by collaborating on increased statewide retention and graduation rates.
You can securely give online today to the Last Mile Fund intiative.