MGA Partners With College AIM To Expand Access To Higher Education

Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is partnering with an Atlanta-area nonprofit that works to ease the path to college for high school students.

The nonprofit is called “College AIM.” The program’s purpose is to provide college and financial aid counseling to under-resourced students in the Atlanta area, mostly in DeKalb County, in an effort to help them overcome racial and economic barriers that may otherwise limit their access to higher education. As part of the collaboration, MGA is establishing a group of academic advisors specifically for students who enter the University through the program.

“By partnering with College AIM, we’ll work closely with DeKalb County teachers and guidance counselors to make them aware of Middle Georgia State’s strengths and what we can offer to their students to help them gain access to college and succeed,” said Dr. Stephen Schultheis, MGA’s vice president for Enrollment Management. “We want to be on their radar and show that MGA can be an excellent choice because of our degree programs and our success at providing access to and supporting first-generation college students.”

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Representatives of MGA and College AIM at a ceremony formalizing the partnership.