Tilt helps students find affordable higher education options that fits their family and financial situations.
In the fall, we project student’s expected net price to ensure they apply to affordable options. Then, in the spring, using text recognition software, we analyze high school seniors financial aid packages and help them compare across their choices, looking at their costs, private aid, loans, and scholarships. Every year, we feed this data from financial aid packages back into our models and algorithms to ensure that our projections for the next fall are even more accurate.
What is the need are you focusing on?
With the costs of college are growing every year, college is now unaffordable for most Americans. We are focused on helping under-resourced students, which includes students of color, first-generation college students, and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, access higher education. With a national average of 430 students to 1 counselor, these students have counselors that are overworked and don’t receive the personalized advice that takes into account family and financial situations that they need to be successful. Even though 58% of low-income students enroll in college, only 18% graduate in 6 years, and 40% of these students drop out because of the unexpected financial burdens of attending college. Then, these students are stuck with student loans but don’t even have a college degree to access better job prospects. We believe that student loans will continue to be one of the most important issues in the United States.