Venture capitalists have been trying to make money from the higher education market for years. It's a rich target for the clutch of investors that pride themselves (in their better moments) on invest
Much like healthcare years ago, financial wellness is evolving into an essential employee benefit. Valuable to both employers and employees, this trend offers ripe opportunity for innovation.
A new generation of tech-enabled startups are beginning to reimagine how students finance their education. Higher ed’s transformation is fueling a convergence of fintech and edtech that aims to blur
Amazon Prime is known for its 2-day shipping service and other perks, like free movies and TV shows for streaming through Prime Video and unlimited photo storage, among other things. But now you can a
Some online loan platforms have taken a hit of late, but not all of them are struggling: today, CommonBond, a platform that specialises in loans and refinancing for students, is announcing that it ha
Hillary Clinton's campaign advisers sought to explain the student debt deferment portion of her tech agenda on a call with reporters today, after the item generated criticism that the plan would provi
Government is moving faster than startups. That may be the first time anyone’s written those words, but it’s exactly what’s happening in the nascent coding bootcamp market.
In the year since its launch, Tuition.io, the company billing itself as the Mint.com for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans. The company, which provides a monitoring
New York City-based CommonBond launched in late 2012 on a mission to bring the power of person-to-person lending and crowdsourcing to the student debt crisis. With student debt in the U.S. having surp
By now, you’ve probably heard about the mounting student loan crisis. Thanks to the financial crisis, the high cost of a college degree and comparatively high interest rates in the U.S., some 40
With outstanding student debt now over $1 trillion in the U.S., it’s clear that college grads are struggling mightily to make payments and refinance their debt. Meanwhile, thanks to decades of p
Currently, outstanding national student loan debt is over $1 trillion, $864 billion of which is backed by ye olde federal government. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.americanprogress.org/wp-conten
Debt-management focused <a target="_blank" href="https://www.studentloanhero.com/">Student Loan Hero</a> is ramping up the competition in the "Mint for Student Loans" space, with now 2,000 people on b
Piggy-backing on the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/11/social-finance-77m-series-b/">recent launch (and massive funding) of SoFi</a>, a new startup is launching today that wants to breat
Student debt is a very serious problem that can no longer be ignored. Recently, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504343_162-57409131/could-$1t-student-loan-debt-derail-u.s-recovery
<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/06/binksty-wants-to-give-students-a-one-stop-shop-to-manage-and-pay-off-their-college-loans-invites/">Last October, we wrote about Binksty</a>, a young sta