RaiseMe is changing the way students access billions of dollars each year in financial aid for college.
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RaiseMe helps high school and community college students better prepare for college both financially and academically. Students are rewarded for their achievements with micro-scholarships for college while being educated on college readiness and guided to discover colleges that might be a good fit for them. On RaiseMe, students are able to accrue need and performance-based scholarships from colleges across the country based on their achievements and various college-readiness milestones, such as getting good grades, taking on a leadership role, or completing the FAFSA.
Through the platform, students get a clearer sense of what they can be doing to become better prepared for college, while also starting to see past the “sticker price” of college. The scholarships that they earn on RaiseMe represent a guaranteed minimum amount of aid they will receive from an institution upon matriculation. Additionally, RaiseMe provides resources for counselors and teachers such as classroom guides, roll-out guides, a parent letter, and annual curriculum lesson plans, among additional material. Educators can also use the platform to help students make informed college decisions by seeing what activities students participate in and which colleges they are following.