Easy and Simple Way to Get Financial Aid for College? Yes Please!!


The Alltuition stand at LAUNCH

I was psyched to discover Alltuition at LAUNCH. The girl who launched this is a genius! This app makes it easier for students and their parents to find money for college. Need? (One of the most important criteria necessary for a startup to be successful) Check!

Practical tools I actually WANT to use? Oh yeah! Check it out:

  1. Alltuition provides you with a “simple, intuitive online financial aid planner for managing the entire financial aid process.”
  2. It makes it so you don’t need to scavenge the web, magazines, university websites, etc. for information anymore. Alltuition doesn’t make you wade through endless amounts of information you don’t need. It simply finds and presents you with the opportunities that actually apply to you. Time saver!
  3. Alltuition also helps you estimate how much financial aid you’ll get at each university you apply for
  4. It helps you fill out your FAFSA and apply for grants and scholarships
  5. and double checks your work to make sure you don’t have any errors to slow down the process or keep you from getting the most financial aid possible

Sounds pretty good, right? I thought it was pure genius and am going to send my little brother the link =]

It was about time someone made this process simple and understandable!

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Mash-Up 5 Startup Sneak Peek


I’m bummed I’m not attending Mash-Up #5 tonight, but I’m sick and need to rest and that’s that =/ It doesn’t mean I can’t be there in spirit though so, without further adieu… let me introduce you to the startups I thought had a little “je ne sais quoi”

The Ladies’ Choice: Cinélov’

They unfortunately don’t have a website, but boy did these ladies stumble upon a good idea! They organize outdoor movie screenings (nothing too innovative yet) where (wait for it!) viewers must pedal on bikes in order to power the projector. Neat!! I get to watch a movie AND burn off that ice cream? Sign me up ^^

For the Poor College Student: Voodiz

Don’t have the money to travel? No problem! Simply go on Voodiz, find a fellow student to host to make yourself a few $$, and then go get hosted yourself! And to get started on your adventure, like them on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socialite’s Dream: Wakizz

Dream in tweets and Facebook likes, posts and shares? Flustered by the modicum of modes of expression on Facebook? Fear no more, Wakizz is here. You can now play referee and give your “friends” cards: red, yellow or green. Like we really needed another way of expressing ourselves ><‘ ::facepalm::

 

 

 

 

For the Beer-Hungry (Thirsty?): Gallia

Did you know that, up until recently, Paris was one of the few European capitals not to have its own beer? Such was the sad, sad case when Gallia disappeared in the 60’s. Frenchmen everywhere can square their shoulders and hold their heads high once more though, thanks to these gentlemen.

For the Artist in All of Us: Sound Connection

Music is all about sound and performance, so  how are you supposed to find band mates without both of those elements? Sound Connection goes straight to the heart of the issue: once their site is completed, they will have a sort of visual, auditory Craigslist for the French music community. Neato.