What is Alltuition?
Alltuition.com makes sure you don’t miss out on financial aid. Based on the colleges where you're applying for aid, we instantly match you to your opportunities and help you maximize your chances for aid.
We also help families prepare and file their college financial aid forms. It’s similar to a TurboTax or an H&R Block for your taxes. From filling out the FAFSA to finding the cheapest student loans, Alltuition.com helps families manage their critical tasks and forms in one place. A financial aid consultant that provides similar services will typically run you $500-$1000, and most families can’t afford that. Alltuition is fast, easy, and free.
For the past two years, Alltuition has made online tools for college families to understand the ins and outs of managing education debt. We compiled the largest database of student loans to help borrowers track down the lowest rate. We built an intuitive platform for managing student loan debt, and helped our users manage and repay over $40 million in debt. We're here to make life simpler for college families everywhere who are overwhelmed by the process, and we're just getting started.
"We're here to make life simpler for college families everywhere who are overwhelmed by the process."
From filling out the FAFSA to applying for additional grants and scholarships, Alltuition.com is the web application where families can untangle and manage the tasks, forms, and advice in one place.
We see a world where you know exactly what to do next when it comes to finding the next dollar for college -- and it's always the cheapest one. We're here to help make the world we've always wanted to live in.
Meet the Team
Sue is responsible for making sure Alltuition achieves what it set out to do -- make financial aid easier for students and families everywhere. She is passionate about college affordability and accessibility and has made it her work, day and night, to make a positive social impact while building great software. She developed the initial concept for Alltuiton at the University of Chicago, where she had accumulated more than $50,000 of undergraduate debt. Prior to working on Alltuition, Sue worked as a programmer for a number of companies in higher education and financial services. She’s Alltuition’s resident mixologist, and mixes up fancy cocktails for our weekly Friday happy hour.
Sam is the lead developer at Alltuition and architects all of our Planners. When he’s not at the office (rare), Sam builds robots and helps organize a national college-level air and ground robotics competition. He can also fix almost anything including replacing brake pads, rewiring phone patch-bays, repairing an intelligent lighting control console, returning an jammed old dead bolt system to like new working condition and optimizing a 10,000 watt sound system. He studied Computer Science at Illinois Institue of Technology and manages Alltuition’s data and systems.
Dir. of Product
Director of Product
Silas helps grow the product at Alltuition. He works with real students, families, college counselors, and financial aid officers to do his job well. Silas grew up on a farm in Wisconsin, where he learned the value of thoughtful problem solving. He broke and fixed farm machinery from an early age until he discovered computers. Silas studied at the University of Chicago and Deep Springs College and worked as an engineer and data nerd at Organic Valley, where he helped the coop save money and optimize operations. One of Silas’s greatest experiences was helping to build an independent high school in his hometown.
Tom helps Alltuition’s users with financial literacy and managing student debt. Previously, he worked for 27 years working in the federal student loan industry, including at Great Lakes and Nelnet Loan Servicing. He also helped more than 1,400 borrowers consolidate approximately $100 million in student loan debt, first as a not-for-profit analyst and then as an independent consultant. Tom lives in Wisconsin with his wife and children and is an avid Wisconsin sports fan.
Carl is in charge of keeping our finances healthy. In the last 10 years, Carl has been the senior financial executive of a number of tech start-ups, backed by major VC’s like Intel Capital and Kapor Capital. Previously, Carl had spent over ten years in various financial and strategic roles in the US and Europe at a Global 100 manufacturing firm. Carl holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois. He’s an avid cyclist, injuries notwithstanding.
Cece designs how users interact with Alltuition - from how information is structured to the colors of the buttons. Before Alltuition, Cece led product design and user experience at a number of venture-funded startups while studying Economics and Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She likes ballet, bikes, and zombies.
Dan is in charge of coding the internal tools that keep us humming along. He previously coded for Oracle, but left when he realized he prefers small-company culture. Dan enjoys juggling, and can catch falling objects on very short notice. He commutes around Chicago primarily by bicycle, year round. Python is his weapon of choice like most people at Alltuition, but he secretly wishes he could learn Haskell well enough to use it for everything.
Caleb writes a lot of front-end code at Alltuition. He has a degree in Computer Science and enjoys inventing new types of sandwiches.
Bradan is here to answer your questions and relieve your worries, after having many of them during his own financial aid escapades. He's also your go-to guy for info about school scholarships. Bradan has a BA in Public Policy and Psychology from the University of Chicago, where he discovered a passion for education reform and hip-hop. When he's not working, Bradan's reading science fiction, cooking delicious meals, and playing Metal Gear Solid. Not necessarily at the same time.
We're lucky to be surrounded by outstanding advisors who guide us along the way. They are professionals with deep knowledge of financial aid, higher education, microfinance, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and college admissions. Read more about our advisors.
What we offer
We work hard to make financial aid an understandable process for everyone. We have an ethos of building a company we’d like to do business with ourselves, and of building products that we would use ourselves. And it has worked out pretty well.
In 2011, Alltuition won the Education Innovation Summit's best-in-class award for "Best Student Tools". We've grown to tens of thousands of users on the strength of organic word-of-mouth, and with the help of many news organizations and bloggers who inquired about our products and then gave us glowing coverage.
It's always been our aim to create outstanding user experiences. In focusing on this, we've grown and become recognized in ways we couldn't have imagined:
First-class customer support
Alltuition is a fast-growing but still-very-personable software company. We like to compete on ease of use and customer support. We aim to wow you through our support and be a company that’s intelligent, human, respectful, inclusive, and socially conscious.
Answering your questions and writing FAQs is part of everyone's job here at Alltuition. We help tens of thousands of families navigate financial aid every year. We've accumulated an expanse of in-house expertise and resources over the years, as well as a wide network of outside experts, and we take pride in providing dedicated customer support. And what we learn from personally interacting with you informs our next cycle of improvements, so we consider it a win-win.