SOURCE: SimpleTuition, Inc.

SimpleTuition, Inc.

March 03, 2009 08:00 ET

SimpleTuition and MyCollegeOptions.org Team to Provide Students With Free College Evaluation and Student Loan Research

NEWTON, MA and LEE'S SUMMIT, MO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - SimpleTuition, Inc. and MyCollegeOptions.org have partnered to provide college-bound students and their families with a comprehensive online resource designed to streamline the college assessment and student loan research and evaluation processes.

As part of the non-profit National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), MyCollegeOptions.org was developed to help guide students through the college evaluation and selection process and connect them with colleges and universities.

By integrating SimpleTuition's student loan research and comparison tools into the MyCollegeOptions.org website, students and families will be able to more carefully evaluate their possible higher education options with the financial information needed to make an informed decision.

"In our experience, many students and parents wait far too long before researching their student loan options," said Kevin Walker, CEO of SimpleTuition, Inc. "NRCCUA and SimpleTuition have a unique opportunity to engage students and parents early in the process, ideally helping them get a full sense of costs and available loan options before making their final college choice."

SimpleTuition's interactive approach to researching, comparing, and selecting federal and private student loans enables borrowers to make more informed decisions about borrowing options with just a few clicks. Detailed information on Stafford, private, PLUS, and GradPLUS loans from top lenders is constantly updated. Each loan option can be sorted and compared by monthly payment, total cost of the loan, number of payments, fees, and lowest and highest APR.

"There's no question that financial literary is increasingly important as consumers closely scrutinize short and long-term investments in higher education," said Ryan Munce, vice president of business development, NRCCUA. "Through our relationship with SimpleTuition, MyCollegeOptions.org users will be able to take advantage of a free resource that allows users to rapidly identify the loans that are best suited to their needs."

About MyCollegeOptions.org and NRCCUA

MyCollegeOptions.org is a comprehensive, free online college planning service that is a division of the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA). NRCCUA is a non-profit education research organization based in Lee's Summit, MO. For over 37 years, NRCCUA has conducted the largest nationwide survey of high school students, which serves as a communications link between college-bound high school students and public and private colleges and universities. For more information, visit www.nrccua.org.

About SimpleTuition, Inc.

SimpleTuition is the leading education loan comparison company for personalized student loan research. Dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing options, SimpleTuition.com is an interactive solution for researching and comparing multiple Stafford, private, PLUS, and GradPLUS loans from dozens of lenders. Recently named Best Financial Services Site by Kiplinger's, SimpleTuition is headquartered in Newton, Mass., and is funded by Atlas Venture, Flybridge Capital Partners, and North Hill Ventures. For more information, visit SimpleTuition.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Laura Bartlett
    KMC Partners Public Relations
    617-431-4431
    Email Contact

    Kathy Keating
    MyCollegeOptions.org
    617-460-2702
    Email Contact