By Community Foundation staff
When students across Georgia start class next week, they’ll accumulate more than knowledge; many of them will also accumulate debt.
Americans collectively owe an estimated $1.75 trillion in student debt. Georgians owe an average of $40,268 per person in student loans—higher than the national average. Collectively, Georgians collectively owe $66 billion in student debt.
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta is pleased to announce a Student Loan Debt Pilot Program to help tackle student loan debt in our region. Rooted in our TogetherATL strategic priorities of Place-Based Philanthropy and Income and Wealth Systems Change, the Student Loan Debt Pilot Program aims to create a more equitable region and shared prosperity for all residents.
If you hold student loan debt and would like to apply for this program, click here to set up a profile and access the application. If you’re a donor seeking to support community members who hold student loan debt, please contact the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Philanthropy team.