Inspiration

Murky financial aid letters and scattered information on costs of attendance make it hard for students to understand the financial commitment that school represents. As a result, 1 in 3 students with debt end up dropping out of school and millions of Americans have fallen behind on their federal loans while the amount of student debt rises to unprecedented levels.

What it does

FinAidBase brings all the information that a student needs to make an informed college decision into one place, making it easy to compare his or her various options. Generates comparison chart of each student's college, giving insightful statistics on expected monthly payments

How we built it

PHP, Javascript, SQL, Materialize, HTML

Challenges we ran into

Graphing in PHP.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

Launching our site and improving our business plan.

What we learned

Difficulties of team collaboration.

What's next for FinAidBase.com

Expand access to high school guidance counselors and integrate with colleges.

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