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Bottom Line

Free mentoring for your college journey

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Are you a student of color who lives in Ohio or the Boston, Chicago or New York City areas? If so, Bottom Line could be a good partner for you on your journey. Read on to hear more about the organization and the service it provides.

What is Bottom Line?

Bottom Line offers personalized support for students of color who come from low income backgrounds and attend 4-year colleges. Their goal is to help you reach your goals!

Get FREE support with:

  • Choosing a college
  • Completing financial aid applications  (FAFSA, scholarship, state aid etc.)
  • Navigating college courses
  • Determining your major
  • Gaining career experience
  • Connecting to your campus community

Who is Eligible for Bottom Line?

In order to participate in Bottom Line you must be in the first generation of your family to earn a Bachelor’s Degree and/or live in a household that meets Bottom Line’s income eligibility. Additional eligibility criteria vary by program.

The College Access Program
  • Rising High School Senior
  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Resident of Chicago, New York City, Greater Boston
  • Interested in earning a Bachelor’s Degree

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College Success Program
  • Rising 1st-year College Student
  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Resident of Chicago, New York City, or Greater Boston
  • Enrolling in College for the 1st time
  • Enrolling in a Bottom Line Target College

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Bluprint Program
  • Rising 1st-year College Student
  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Resident of Chicago, IL, Worcester, MA, Cincinnati, Columbus, or Dayton, OH
  • Planning to attend a US college that is not a Botton Line Target College

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How to Apply:

If you’re interested in receiving support from Bottom Line, complete this interest form and they will let you know which program is best for you and next steps. Remember, no one who succeeds at anything succeeds alone.

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"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."

Malcolm X, human rights activist