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Transform Higher Education
Think of what we can do together.
Together, we can provide an exceptional bachelor’s degree program where adult learners pursue their passions, apply learning to the real world, and become true leaders. Together, we honor the life experiences of our adult learners and support them on their paths to great success. 
  • On a personal level, your gift will impact each student, family, staff member, and advisor involved with College Unbound.
  • On a local level, your support will improve every community where our students live and work.
  • On a national level, your contribution will help College Unbound redefine higher education for a traditionally underserved, rapidly growing student population in the United States.

Your gift is an investment in College Unbound, and will support every student, current and future, to pursue their passion and achieve their degree. Your gift will transform the lives of thousands of underserved learners – one student at a time.

Funds You Can Support

Expansion of CU – Philadelphia, Washington & Greenville
Greatest Need – Give an unrestricted gift to where the college most needs your support.

Academic Innovation – Support CU faculty and curricular enhancements that ensure CU continues to innovate its academic program to best support adult learners in a constantly changing world.

Scholarships – Limit student debt by providing financial aid to students who need to supplement their Pell grants or who are not Pell eligible. See our growing list of student scholarship opportunities.

Student Emergency Support – When COVID hit in 2020 and more than half of CU students experienced job loss, we introduced the Student Emergency Fund. With a one-time grant of up to $500, students can remain enrolled when unexpected challenges arise.

Student Projects Fund – As the center of CU’s student-initiated curriculum, each student project is the start of an entrepreneurial business, a workplace initiative, or a social venture. This fund provides grants for students to launch projects that directly benefit their communities.
Transformational Outcomes
Case for Support

Checks can also be mailed to:

College Unbound
Attn: Julia Travers Rickert
325 Public Street Providence, RI 02905


College Unbound accepts contributions and/or donations of any size from private individuals, foundations, and corporations. College Unbound is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.