On College Success: A conversation with Bob Giannino, uAspire

This is a blog series focused on how the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation approaches college success work. You will hear from our partners who work each day to help students improve academically, complete rigorous curricula, and cross financial hurdles. You can read the whole series here.

As a first-generation college graduate, Bob Giannino, CEO of uAspire, is acutely attuned to the role that education plays in breaking the poverty cycle. He also knows that finances are the number one barrier to college access and completion. That’s why he’s made it his mission to help current and future students navigate the financial waters of higher education. Through direct, one-to-one student counseling, financial training for college access providers and counselors and a systemic approach to college affordability, uAspire is helping hundreds of thousands of students reach their higher education and career goals. Watch the video to learn more about uAspire and how they are moving the needle on affordability and college success.