SimpleTuition Partners with College Parents of America: Industry Leading Association of College Parents Adds Student Loan Comparison to Suite of Planning Tools for Parents

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SimpleTuition, Inc., the leading student loan comparison site for personalized student loan research, has partnered with College Parents of America, an independent, nonprofit, national association of college parents that serves as a resource for information and services related to all aspects of a higher education. This partnership brings student loan and loan comparison insight from SimpleTuition to the members and subscribers of College Parents of America. The tool is accessible at: http://www.collegeparents.org/cpa/tools-loans.html

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the bigger challenges parents and students face today. Together we will provide an in-depth resource for parents - with students heading to, or already in, college - looking for information on all aspects related to financing college costs.

    "Our mission is to empower parents and support students through college. We serve as a go-to place for all things college-related including college prep, search, selection and transition," said Jim Boyle, president of College Parents of America. "One of the greatest concerns for parents is financing their child's college education. By partnering with SimpleTuition, we give our constituents a choice in student loan options to help them make smart financing decisions."

Most college parents are deeply involved in working through college-related choices with their children, but they also have limited time to spend researching the many associated decisions that come during the five plus year process. College Parents of America offers information to parents on education related legislative actions, guidance on the admission process and direction through college until graduation. In addition to SimpleTuition and its student loan comparison resource, other resources available include ways to save for college, information on financial aid/scholarships, academic strategies for getting in, application deadlines, admissions process and factors to consider when a student adjusts to college life.

"Partnering with College Parents brings together two organizations focused on helping parents make higher education a reality for their families," said Kevin Walker, CEO of SimpleTuition, Inc. "Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the bigger challenges parents and students face today. Together we will provide an in-depth resource for parents - with students heading to, or already in, college - looking for information on all aspects related to financing college costs."

SimpleTuition provides an online resource to help families compare, analyze and apply for student loans. Students can evaluate Private, PLUS, GradPLUS, Stafford and Federal Consolidation loans. Results can be sorted by monthly payment, total cost of the loan, number of payments, first payment due date and APR, and results contain detailed information about loan pricing, borrower benefits and other attributes. SimpleTuition is not a lender.

SimpleTuition and College Parents of America have also teamed up to provide a free resource to families with college-bound students. FinancialAidNight.com includes information on saving for college, financial aid and student loans for families. Visit http://www.FinancialAidNight.com

About College Parents of America

College Parents of America, headquartered in Arlington, VA, is a national membership organization that serves more than 100,000 current and future college parents. The group's mission is to empower parents to best support their children on the path to and through college. Much as AARP does for seniors, College Parents of America seeks to accomplish its mission through a mix of advocacy, information and access to deals and discounts. More information about College Parents of America can be found on its Web site, http://www.collegeparents.org.

About SimpleTuition, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SimpleTuition is dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing options. SimpleTuition offers the leading independent and interactive solution for researching and comparing private, PLUS, Stafford, GradPLUS and Federal Consolidation loans. The site has been recently featured on Kiplinger's Best List as the best financial services web site for student loans and as one of Fast Company's Top Web 2.0 sites. The company also holds awards for exceptional website development from the Interactive Media Council, Web Marketing Association and the International Academy of Visual Arts. SimpleTuition is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts and is funded by Atlas Venture, IDG Ventures Boston and North Hill Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.SimpleTuition.com.

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