How it works

CollegeSet is an opportunity for individuals like you to help level the playing field for low-income students.

CollegeSet is a response to a growing educational and financial crisis. Over a third of America’s college students (and over half our minority students) fail to earn a degree, even after six years.

Our goal is to close this opportunity gap by helping to eliminate the financial barrier to higher education and empower youth to continue on a path toward achievement.

They Work

While attending high school, students work at Juma’s concession businesses in sports venues across the country. A percentage of their hard earned money must go into a college savings account.

  They Save

Students set financial goals and start saving for college. CollegeSet opens a fee-free transactional bank account and college savings account for students and provides a financial literacy education to ensure that they make the most of those accounts.

  You Match

You browse student profiles, learn about each student’s college and career ambitions, and get involved as a fundraiser or a donor. Every donation helps provide a dollar-for-dollar match of the student’s own savings.

  We All Win

CollegeSet is a uniquely effective way to support education for all young people, regardless of their socio-economic background. Every penny of every contribution ends up in the savings account of a low-income student.

They Work

While attending high school, students work at Juma’s concession businesses in sports venues across the country. A percentage of their hard earned money must go into a college savings account.

They Save

Students set financial goals and start saving for college. CollegeSet opens a fee-free transactional bank account and college savings account for students and provides a financial literacy education to ensure that they make the most of those accounts.

You Match

You browse student profiles, learn about each student’s college and career ambitions, and get involved. Every donation helps provide a
dollar-for-dollar match of the student’s own savings.

We All Win

CollegeSet is a uniquely effective way to support education for all young people, regardless of their socio-economic background. Every penny of every contribution ends up in the savings account of a low-income student.