Access to higher education and earning a college degree have enormous positive implications for individuals as well as society as a whole. Donations to Advance! helps make this critical work possible. Since there is NO CHARGE for its services, Advance! needs to rely on donations to keep its doors open. It is important to keep up with the skyrocketing demand for Advance! ‘s services. Its first year, 2002-03, Advance! assisted 51 students. Advance! now serves more than 900 students each year.