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UConn School of Business Set to Offer Master’s Degree in Fintech Next Year

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  The University of Connecticut (UConn) announced on Wednesday it is creating a master’s degree program in fintech next year. The University reported that the UConn FinTech program was approved by a vote of the Board of Trustees and will combine lessons in advanced business… Read More

Social Savings Platform CollegeBacker Rebrands to “Backer” & Scores $8.4 Million in Venture Capital

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CollegeBacker, a U.S.-based  social savings platform for digital investment advice to 529 plans, announced on Wednesday it not only has changed its name to Backer but has also raised $8.4 million in venture capital. According to Backer, the funding round was led by Crosslink Capital with participation… Read More

College Ave Announces $385 Million Securitization Completion

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    Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Tuesday it has completed a $385 million securitization of private student loans, its fourth securitization and largest to date. According to College Ave, the CASL 2021-A transaction was completed in February 2021 and saw… Read More

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business Now Offering Six Week Course in Fintech

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  University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business is now offering a new six-week course called “Fintech Revolution: Transformative Financial Service and Strategies.” According to the business school, this course helps users critically assess the future of financial services and identify opportunities for growth. It… Read More

Rapyd Teams Up With PayMyTuition to Enable Students in Latin America & Asia Pacific to Make International Tuition Payments Within Minutes

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Rapyd, a global B2B Fintech as a Service provider, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with PayMyTuition, a provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for international tuition payments. The collaboration will notably expand PayMyTuition’s ability to accept payments through bank transfers from… Read More

Student Loan Refinance Marketplace Splash Financial Raises $12.3 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By CMFG Ventures & Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures

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Splash Financial, a U.S.-based student loan refinance marketplace, announced earlier this week it secured $12.3 million through its Series A investment round, which was co-led by CMFG Ventures, LLC, the venture capital entity of CUNA Mutual Group, and Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures. Founded in 2015,… Read More

College Ave Appoints Dena Glaeser As New Chief Legal Officer

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Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Monday it has appointed Dena Glaeser as its new Chief Legal Officer.  College Ave reported that prior to joining the marketplace’s team, Glaeser served as the Fintech and Digital Banking attorney for Fifth Third Bank, N.A.,… Read More

SoFi Announces New Partnership With Edmit

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Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with Edmit, a company that helps families make smarter financial decisions about college, to provide college-bound students and their families with tools and resources needed to make the college selection and financial aid process… Read More

SoFi Announces 529 Contributions to SoFi at Work Program

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Fintech unicorn SoFi announced on Thursday the addition of 529 contributions to their SoFi at Work program. According to SoFi, the 529 contributions are inclusive of automated payroll deduction and employer contribution capabilities, as well as a forthcoming selection tool that will provide employees with… Read More

SoFi Announces Launch of Private Student Loans With No Fees

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Online lending platform SoFi announced on Monday the launch of its new SoFi Private Student Loans, which is a no fees, competitive rates, flexible payment options, and a mobile-first experience. SoFi reported that its SoFi Private Student Loans offering is built around an easy and transparent… Read More

College Ave Student Loans Announces Completion of Second Successful Securitization

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Student loan marketplace, College Ave Student Loans, announced on Tuesday it has completed a $199 million securitization of private student loans, its second successful securitization. According to the platform, the CASL 2018-A transaction completed over the summer, achieved higher ratings than College Ave’s inaugural securitization,… Read More

Overfunding: Higher Education Comparison Service University Compare Surpasses £250,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

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University Compare, a cross-platform higher education comparison service that helps universities and students connect, has successfully surpassed its initial £250,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. As previously reported, University Compare was founded in 2012 and displays university statistics, student reviews, and personalized choices to… Read More

Suffolk University Student Entrepreneur Launch New Round of Ventures Through Crowdfunding Course

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  On Wednesday, Suffolk University announced that some of its students have launched some ventures through its crowdfunding course. The ventures made their debut on December 6th, with two dedicated to the people of Haiti. The University stated that is Sawyer Business School introduced the… Read More

SoFi Completes $769 Million Student Loan Securitization; Brings Total ABS Issuance to $6.9 Billion in 2017

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On Friday, online lending platform SoFi announced that it has closed its $769 million SoFi Private Student Loan notes (SoFi 2017-F). The lender revealed that the closing marked its 12th ABS transaction this year and brings the total amount of ABS issuance to $6.9 billion. SoFi reported… Read More

SoFi Launches “Refi and Relax” Program to Combat Against Student Loan Anxiety

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Online lending platform SoFi announced on Tuesday it has launched its Refi and Relax campaign, which the lender explained is on a mission to educate graduates on their refinancing options as a way to relieve the overwhelming stress that comes with carrying student debt. The… Read More

GoFundMe Teams Up With Thurgood Marshall College Fund To Help HBCU Students Pay For College

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On Tuesday, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced it has formed a partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), which is considered the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. The funding portal and TMCF are notably teaming up to raise money in support of… Read More

bitJob Secures $2 Million to Launch Decentralized Platform for Student Employment

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bitJob announced on Wednesday it has secured $2 million to launch its global, decentralized marketplace for student employment powered by blockchain technology. According to the company, the new marketplace is offering students the opportunity to earn income and sharpen their skills while enriching their resumes,… Read More

OpenLedger & MVP Asia Pacific Team Up With Universities to Offer Accredited Blockchain Innovation Program

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On Wednesday, Denmark-based blockchain company OpenLedger announced it has teamed up with MVP Asia Pacific to launch a new blockchain program, OpenLedger MVP Blockchain Innovation. The program is offered to universities worldwide and will have accredited blockchain-based courses and program. The companies explained: “Since cryptocurrencies such… Read More

Texas Higher Education Community Launches Unified GoFundMe Campaign For College Students Affected By Hurricane Harvey

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Following the devastating of Hurricane Harvey, the Texas higher education community has reportedly come together to launch a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe to raise funds for nearly 500,000 college students that were affected by the storm’s damages. The new initiative, HELP, which stands for Higher Education… Read More

GoFundMe Reports: Students Increasingly Turn to the Crowdfunding Platform For College Expenses

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Earlier this week, global crowdfunding platform GoFundMe released a guidebook that highlights the growing trend of college students who are turning to GoFundMe to pay for tuition and other college expenses. The new GoFundMe Guidebook showcases national data about the growing trend of students using the funding portal… Read More

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