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College Success Fund


We are committed to ensuring that every child in the Glendale Unified School District receives the tools they need to achieve their aspirational goals. Since 2019, the district has received two grants totaling nearly $550,000 from the California Student Aid Commission to fund programs that incentivize families with children to open and maintain college savings accounts. Glendale Unified was the first school district in the state to receive funding for this program.

In Spring 2020, Glendale Unified launched the “College Success Fund” by opening a college savings account for each of the district’s 2,000 first grade students and depositing the first 50 dollars into each account. Since then, the program has continued to grow with support from the Every Kid Counts grant and private donations.



Watch our video to learn more about the GUSD College Success Fund and CalKIDS college savings accounts!

College Success Fund Documents



How to Access Your Child's Account

Each spring, every Glendale Unified first grade family receives an email from Vistashare with instructions on how to access your child's account. You can also watch the following short video from our partner Dr. Ed Kashadourian from Opportunity to Assets for more information.