The High School to College Guide Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, gives banks a unique and substantial vehicle to fulfill CRA requirements through financial education in a targeted & impactful way.

We provide low- to moderate-income high school students & parents of Title I schools, with FREE access to the High School to College Scholarship Guide. The Guide empowers LMI, first-generation, at-risk, & underserved high school students with the foundation to qualify for college admission, scholarships, and grants. Provided throughout all four years of high school for FREE in the online portal website (, it is accessible to students, parents, high school counselors, and administrators of Title 1 schools in LMI communities.

The High School to College Guide is an innovative and responsive resource designed to improve college preparedness and admissions for low- and middle-income high school students in a way that has never before been made available!

Criteria of the CRA

and how the Guide fulfills these criteria.

Here is a list of some of the financial education topics covered in the High School to College Scholarship Guide:

  • How to open and responsibly manage a Checking Account
  • Savings Account and Certificate of Deposit
  • What is a FICO Score
  • How to start building your credit
  • How to manage your credit profile
  • How to apply for the FAFSA college application
  • 529 Plans, Coverdell, Custodial, and UGMA-UTMA Accounts
  • Student loans
  • Federal and State Financial Aid
  • How do Grants work
  • Sallie Mae
  • Self-Funding College
  • Bonds and Mutual Funds
  • Life Insurance & Annuities
  • Household budgeting advice and calculators
  • IRAs, 401(k)s and Retirement Plans

The High School to College Guide Foundation precisely targets at-risk & impoverished students in high schools located in low- to moderate-income areas.  This includes students and their families from schools at which the majority of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program, also known as Title I schools.  It is also provided to those eligible for Medicaid, tribal students, foster children, children of single parents, and incarcerated parents.