Less Debt, Brighter Futures
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What is TuitionRelief?
The first scholarship platform built for the 21st-century student.
The high cost of attending college forces students to take out loans and accumulate debt that requires, on average, 25 years to repay. The price of obtaining a degree shouldn’t be a significant financial burden that lasts into adulthood. America has more than enough wealth to guarantee financial freedom for its future generations.
TuitionRelief is the first platform of its kind. We match people who have the means and determination to help eliminate the student debt crisis with students who want to graduate debt-free, through a giving/mentoring program.
The current scholarship format has gone unchanged for 100 years, and we are here to turn it on its head.
|Traditional Scholarship Journey||The TuitionRelief Journey|
|Price||No payment required||$29.95/2 years (fee waiver available)|
|Average Scholarship Amount||$2,800||$10,000|
|Finding Scholarships||Need to sort through hundreds of thousands of scholarships to find ones you are applicable for||You don’t need to do anything – we will look for you!|
|Applying for Scholarships||Need to apply for each scholarship individually – Some may require essays, some may require letters of recommendation||All you have to do is fill out one application – let us take care of the rest|
|Receiving your Scholarship||Once you win your scholarship, your university might be able to subtract your external scholarship from your financial aid based on your augmented ability to pay – essentially forcing you to pay the same amount out of pocket||We will find the best way to disperse your funds to ensure your out-of-pocket cost decreases by your scholarship amount|
|After Receiving Your Scholarship||Most scholarships do not include a mentoring aspect||In addition to your scholarship, you will be assigned a lifelong mentor who is invested in your academic and personal success|
We are on a mission to clear $10,000,000 of student debt in 2020 – and some of it might just be yours.
Congratulations to Jimmy Strickland for being awarded the Rickman Scholarship of $10,000 — the first winner of TuitionRelief’s Official Scholarship Giveaway!
As a young African American, classified with autism and identifying as gay, Jimmy has had to overcome enormous hurdles and challenges every single day. Despite being told that college was not in his future, he persevered with exceptional grades and was accepted into the class of 2023 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
While passionate about Computer Science/Information Technology, he is also dedicated to raising awareness about autism, the African American community, and the LGBTQ community.
Coming from a single income family, getting into college wasn’t his biggest concern, but rather being able to afford it to get the education he so desperately worked hard for and deserves.
This scholarship will make it possible for him to be the first person in his family to go to a university!Watch Jimmy’s Story
Congratulations to Annai Cuvelier for being awarded the Kay Scholarship of $10,000!
Annai is a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley and comes from a hard-working immigrant family of six children. She was strongly encouraged to attend a state university due to the extreme tuition costs to go out of state, but Annai was determined to pursue her passion for chemical engineering at her dream school.
In the past year, she moved to California, lived on her own for the first time and worked part-time while fulfilling extra academic credits, all while worrying about how to pay for her education. Students like Annai shouldn’t be forced to sacrifice their passions or restrict their ambitions due to overwhelming financial constraints.
This scholarship will alleviate some of her student debt while allowing her to continue to attend her dream university, follow her passion, and make her family proud!Watch Annai’s Story
Congratulations to Anastasia Zavodnick for being awarded the a $10,000 scholarship!
Anastasia is a rising senior at the University of Southern California, pursuing her passion in theatre and film. However, she is in a very unique situation. Her mother is her sole provider with a preschool teacher salary, as her father unfortunately passed away while she was in high school. When her mother remarried, Anastasia was required to include her step father’s income in her FAFSA, despite the fact that he doesn’t contribute to her tuition at all.
If it wasn’t for this, Anastasia would have been eligible for a FULL RIDE with only her mother’s income. However, she receives ZERO financial aid, and was looking to take out a $60K loan to cover the cost of her final year.
This scholarship will significantly alleviate her student debt and interest at her dream film school!Watch Anastasia’s Story
The Facts About Student Debt
What Some of Our Sponsors Are Saying
Our sponsors are motivated to take action and participate in giving through TuitionRelief. Here’s what some of them have to say:
The registration process requests educational, financial, and personal information in order to fairly and fully evaluate student-scholarship matches. Once you register, you will become an active member of our Student Pool, meaning you are immediately eligible to be matched with a sponsor whose scholarship criteria you meet.
Our generous sponsors are high-net-worth individuals, families, and corporations who have taken the TuitionPledge:
“I will do my part to alleviate student debt for this generation and future generations!”
Hundreds of people have already taken the TuitionPledge, and there are thousands more who will. Each sponsor supports between one and 100 students, either on a one-year or four-year basis.
Students are matched with sponsors based on criteria that could include university of enrollment, first-generation status, or socioeconomic background. Every registrant’s application is reviewed to ensure that scholarships are awarded to deserving, hard-working, and motivated students with genuine financial need.
The selection and funding process will start in June 2020 and continue through August 2020. Our non-biased AI engine will finalize which students receive sponsorships.
If you are matched with a sponsor-mentor, (we will work with you individually to ensure that your scholarship funds cannot be deducted from your financial aid package.) These funds will be wired directly to your university or lending service provider.
One of the most rewarding aspects of this platform is the bond facilitated between the student and sponsor-mentor. Most sponsors are eager to develop this relationship, and are willing to provide academic guidance and career advice to their mentees – and we have a hunch the students have just as much, if not more, to teach their mentors.
Our sponsors can’t wait to meet you.Apply Now
The TuitionRelief Process
Tuition Relief is the first platform of its kind, matching students who want to graduate with little or no debt to donors seeking to share their wealth and guidance, through a giving-mentoring program.
These individuals, families, and corporations can sponsor and mentor students throughout their college experience and beyond. You’re only a few steps away from selection for one of hundreds of scholarships:
Complete your application in order to be included in the Student Pool. Early registration increases your chances of selection from a Student Pool that is not yet saturated
Sponsors specify the eligibility requirements of their scholarships. Examples of criteria include:
“Students graduating from Columbia HS” or
“Students graduating from Columbia HS with a minimum GPA of 3.2” or
“Female students graduating from Columbia HS with a minimum GPA of 3.2” or
“Students who are the first in their families to attend college” or
“Students at a public college paying out-of-state fees”
Our technology engine picks the best student match based on the criteria of each scholarship and the candidate’s demonstrated financial need
The matched student will be asked to upload academic and financial documents, including academic transcripts and tax returns
Upon verification of their eligibility, the student receives a Welcome Package from TuitionRelief, complete with a letter from their sponsor-mentor!
The student and their sponsor will stay connected through the TuitionRelief platform. The student will be asked to submit transcripts each semester in order to update their sponsor on their academic performance and ensure that they continue to meet the minimum academic requirements specified by their scholarship.
On an on-going basis, you will need to upload your transcripts and requirements your sponsors have required to continue your benefits.
If we don’t find you a sponsor-mentor for the Fall 2020 semester, you will remain in the Student Pool for another year at no additional cost.
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