Finish Line Financial Partners
In January 2017, KIPP (the notable network of high-performing college preparatory charter schools) released a report that revealed a startling 47% of their alumni face food insecurity in college. Data points continue to converge that the greatest challenge low-income students face when they arrive on college campuses is stringing together the finances to make it work.
We partner with school districts and schools to increase college completion rates with attention to how college affordability impacts college matriculation and degree completion.
Full partnership includes financial education for parents, administration of 529 plans, and data-rich college counseling that helps families anticipate the true cost of college based on a number of personalized factors. We arm families with information about the true cost of college before students begin the college admissions process.
Mia Lynn Howard, Founder
| Phone: (917) 224-6919
Named one of Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40, Mia first confronted cost barriers to attending selective colleges in her own college search. "When I approached my parents about the top schools on my list, they told me they couldn't afford any of them. My parents did all the right things. They worked hard and they saved for retirement but the cost of the best colleges made them out of reach." A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Mia attended on a full-tuition leadership scholarship from the Posse Foundation. "I was lucky to have parents who could help me pay for everything else - travel, the meal plan, supplies." Many families think full tuition scholarships cover everything and they do not. Mia launched Finish Line Financial Partners so that hard-working and high-performing students and families are empowered to manage the costs of a college degree.