Tagged: college

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

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