Tagged: college

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

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

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

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

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

GoFundMe Announces College Scholarship: Seeks to Give 10 College or Post-Graduate Students With $10,000 For Tuition

On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform GoFundMe announced the launch of its new college scholarship. The new scholarship will present 10 college or post-graduate students with $10,000 that will go towards tuition costs. The funding portal revealed over few years students, teachers and parents have turned to its… Read More

Online Student Marketplace Uni Market Looks to Raise £70,000 on Seedrs

Uni Market, an online marketplace that allows students to sell essential college supplies, has launched a Seedrs initiative to raise £70,000 as it prepares to expand. The marketplace now offers students an opportunity to sell items (such as textbooks, furniture, computers, etc.) for free. Students simply sign… Read More

Brief: Boston University Launches Campus-Wide Crowdfunding Platform

On Tuesday, Boston University announced it has recently launched its very own crowdfunding platform for campus-based projects. According to BU Today, the university has developed the portal to help academic departments, student groups, and other members of the BU community raise funds for research, service trips, projects, events,… Read More

Brief: DRB Completes Fourth Securitization of Refinanced Student Loans

DRB, a bank and marketplace lender that has reached $1 billion in student loan refinancings, announced this week that it has closed its fourth securitization. This securitization brings total issuance in excess of $928.2 million. The $332.5 million in senior notes were rated A2 to… Read More

Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Moon Mission Secures Nearly $175,000 Through RocketHub

On Friday crowdfunding platform,  RocketHub, announced that one of its projects, Lunar Lion Moon Mission, has successfully hit a funding milestone. Penn State’s Lunar Lion is led by director of Space Systems Initiatives at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, Michael Paul. The project’s team is the… Read More

USI Affinity Forms Partnership With Marketplace Lender SoFi to Help Lawyers With High Student Loan Debt

Insurance Provider, USI Affinity, announced on Thursday that is has formed a partnership with marketplace lending, SoFi, to offer members of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) the opportunity to consolidate and refinance their private and federal student loans into a single loan with a lower… Read More

Draper University Teams Up With Indiegogo to Allow Applicants to Crowdfund For Tuition

This week, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that it has formed a partnership with Draper University that will allow applicants/potential students to crowdfund for their tuition The site shared: “At our site, you can see campaigns from budding entrepreneurs who explain why they want to attend… Read More

BankMobile Seeks to Mobilize Students to be Part of #LiveFreeBankFree Movement Through New College Brand Ambassador Program

BankMobile, a no-fee, mobile, online and tablet bank, announced the launch of its BankMobilist College Brand Ambassador Program. The mobile banking company is looking to mobilize college students across the country as campus ambassadors to be a part of the #LiveFreeBankFree movement. As part of this… Read More

University Students Launch Tilt Campaign For Virtual Reality Tech That Lets Everyone Relive Their College Days

Remember the days when working full-time and taking care of your kids wasn’t the biggest priorities in your life or when your morning started at 11 a.m.? Well, those days are not just things of the past now, at least that’s what two ambitious college students, Stu and Jon, are… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform FanAngel Launches to Help Keep College Athletes in School

Earlier this month, new crowdfunding platform FanAngel debuted for college athletes to receive funds from their biggest supporters – their fans! According to its description, FanAngel enables fans to directly and publicly influence the outcomes of their favorite players and teams by incentivizing them with money. These… Read More

University of Oklahoma Alum Hits Indiegogo to Raise Funds For Former SAE Chef After Racism Situation

Last week, tensions rose at the University of Oklahoma when a video of the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity singing a racist chant hit the web. Within days, the university expelled two students involved and permanently shut down the fraternity. University of Oklahoma’s President Boren wrote in a statement: “To those… Read More

Humans of New York Blog Launches Indiegogo Project to Send Brooklyn Middle Schoolers to Harvard; Captures Nearly $540,000 in Two Days

On Thursday (January 22nd), Brandon Stanton, the face behind the popular photography blog Humans of New York, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 to send the students of Mott Hall Brides Academy in Brownsville, Brooklyn to prestigious university, Harvard. The campaign reads,… Read More

FanPay Launches Crowdfunding Platform For Collegian Athletes Despite Shut Down Attempts From NCAA

Last fall, Crowdfund Insider reported that the National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as the NCAA was attempting to shut down a for-profit company known as FanPay, which was planning to launch a crowdfunding platform for pay-for-play college athletes. Despite these cease-and-desist letters from several schools and conferences, the… Read More

NCAA Says No to Pay-for-Play Crowdfunding While Attempting to Shut Down FanPay

Last month, reports surfaced that the National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as the NCAA, was attempting to shut down a for-profit company known as FanPay, which announced it was planning to crowdfund pay-for-play for college athletes. According to Sport’s News, on Thursday (November 6th), NCAA… Read More

Fidelity Investments Launches New 529 Online Gifting Service to Help Families’ College Saving Accounts

As the cost of college continues to rise, families are looking to a variety of strategies to help them save. Twenty-right percent of parents saving for college report that they plan to ask friends and family to consider contributing to their child’s college savings fund… Read More

‘Crowdfunding’ College Costs

Is a college education a good investment? Warren Buffett has often quipped, before audiences of business-school students, that he would pay $100,000 for 10% of a student’s future earnings. One new website, Upstart (www.upstart.com), allows some of us to make a similar move. “Accredited investors”—generally,… Read More