SimpleTuition Wins Two Awards in Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition: Wins 'Standard of Excellence' Awards in Both Education and Financial Services Categories

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SimpleTuition, Inc., a company dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing choices, today announced it has been honored with two Standard of Excellence WebAwards for its Web site development. The SimpleTuition Web site was recognized in both the education and financial services categories of the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAwards competition.

Winning the Standard of Excellence award in both the education and financial services categories is a stellar accomplishment for our web development team

    Now in its tenth year, the annual WebAward competition received nominations from 2,400 sites from 40 countries in 96 industry categories. Entries were evaluated on design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology. The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

"Winning the Standard of Excellence award in both the education and financial services categories is a stellar accomplishment for our web development team," said Kevin Walker, CEO of SimpleTuition, Inc. "We have all worked hard to bring students and parents an intuitive and rich platform to search and compare student loan information. SimpleTuition will continue to work hard and set the standard for the industry."

SimpleTuition currently offers research and comparison information for over 100 student loan products, including Private, PLUS, GradPLUS, Stafford and Federal Consolidation loans from 45 lenders. With direct links to featured financial institution's online applications, the entire process can be completed online or via a toll free call. Users can sort results by monthly payment, total cost of the loan, number of payments, first payment due date and APR, as well as compare by lender, loan type, fund disbursement, credit sensitivity, minimum and maximum loan amounts, repayment options and borrower benefits. To ensure objectivity, SimpleTuition is not a lender.

About SimpleTuition, Inc.

Founded in 2005, SimpleTuition is dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing options. Recently featured as one of Fast Company's Top 12 Web 2.0 sites and received Outstanding Achievement Award for website development from the Interactive Media Council, SimpleTuition offers the leading independent and interactive solution for researching and comparing over 100 private, PLUS, Stafford, GradPLUS and Federal Consolidation loans from more than 45 lenders. 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.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its eleventh year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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