Leading Online Tuition Resources Team Up To Make Comparing Student Loans Easier And More Accessible: TuitionCoach.com Partners With SimpleTuition.com To Aid Families In Comparing Student Loans

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As part of an ongoing effort to assist families to "make sense" of the ever-complex college loan options, TuitionCoach, a personalized internet-based service that provides families with professional guidance through the financial aid process, and SimpleTuition, a company dedicated to helping students and parents make sense of education financing choices, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership to provide families with a simple-to-use online comparison tool, Compare Student Loans.

TuitionCoach - like SimpleTuition - is dedicated to bringing transparency and user-friendliness to the paying-for-college process. And that makes for a great partnership: for SimpleTuition, TuitionCoach, and the families who use our services. TuitionCoach's loan comparison engine will be a powerful tool for parents and students.

    The new Compare Student Loans tool instantly gathers and presents loan data from private lenders and provides them in an "easy-to-use" visual side-by-side comparison format, enabling consumers to compare and choose loans that best meet their needs. By providing a wide choice of lenders, rather than an offer from a single financial institution, TuitionCoach maintains its high standards of transparency and independent guidance. TuitionCoach users will find the Compare Student Loans tool on their MyTuitionCoach page upon logging in.

"The process is simple to use and consumer friendly. Fashioned with a familiar look and feel, much like that of an 'Orbitz tool,' loans are arrayed so consumers can pick the loan that works best for them," said Dr. Wrubel, co-founder and educational expert for TuitionCoach. "We have found that online consumers are instantly drawn to any tool that simply puts the facts in front of people and lets them make decisions on their own. The Compare Student Loans tool fills that role in the college loan marketplace."

"Students and families are confused by the whole process of applying to college, applying for financial aid, making sense of the components of aid - and they're often most confused by the fragmented landscape of education loan options," said Kevin Walker, president and CEO of SimpleTuition. "TuitionCoach - like SimpleTuition - is dedicated to bringing transparency and user-friendliness to the paying-for-college process. And that makes for a great partnership: for SimpleTuition, TuitionCoach, and the families who use our services. TuitionCoach's loan comparison engine will be a powerful tool for parents and students."

About TuitionCoach

TuitionCoach is a personalized, internet-based program, founded by The College Company, which de-mystifies the college financial aid process for students and their families. TuitionCoach's step-by-step concept is based on the more than two decades of experience of its co-founder Dr. Paul Wrubel, who has counseled thousands of students and given hundreds of workshops arming families with the right information to manage their financial resources and dramatically upgrade their college choices with a focus on fit rather than cost. Go to http://www.TuitionCoach.com for more information.

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, SimpleTuition offers the leading independent and objective solution for researching and comparing private, PLUS, Stafford, GradPLUS, federal consolidation and private consolidation loans. The company currently offers over 50 student loan options from over 25 top 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.

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