GAO Report on Financial Aid Offers Shows Little Has Changed, Progress is Needed

Response by Hannah Smith, Moneythink VP of Partnerships, and Brendan Williams, uAspire VP of Knowledge For most students and their families, costs are a determining factor of where and whether they can attend college. While some progress has been made in recent years to increase cost transparency, financial aid communication still leaves students and their…


Introducing Our New VP of Development and External Relations

Please join us in welcoming our new VP of Development and External Relations, Shevrin Jones, to the Moneythink team! Shevrin brings diverse experience in development, fundraising, and organizational leadership to our organization. He graduated from Florida A&M (an HBCU) with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Thereafter, he taught AP Chemistry for several years.…


Welcome, Meera!

Moneythink is thrilled to welcome Meera Iyer to our Board of Directors!⁠ Meera currently leads marketing for Lending at SoFi and previously led product strategy for credit cards and loyalty at Discover Financial Services. She is excited to use her expertise in consumer financial services to drive adoption of Moneythink’s tools to empower students to…


In Heartfelt Memory of Tino Nyandoro

Our team is deeply saddened to share gut-wrenching news that Tino Nyandoro, one of our student interns, lost his life in a car accident in his home country of Zimbabwe. Tino was studying at Stanford University and had gone home for a short family visit before returning to school for the fall. We offer our…


A Remote Design Sprint Breakthrough

Recently, Moneythink Product Designer Jeanmarie Levy spearheaded a virtual design sprint – a feat which included organizing colleagues in three different time zones and several countries. The goal of the sprint was to improve the DecidED Advisor Dashboard and promote a more collaborative creative design space.  Design sprints help make DecidED more user-friendly. Traditionally, these…


Statement on SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe

Moneythink is dismayed and deeply saddened by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. This June 24th decision drastically strips away constitutional rights to basic healthcare, including reproductive care,  which has been a center point of US citizenship, economic power, and security for nearly fifty years. Since the…


Reducing Income and Wealth Inequality: How Moneythink Supports All Students

Addressing college affordability remains at the heart of our work because we understand the crucial importance of obtaining a college degree. A degree can help lift students and their communities out of poverty, particularly if graduates do not need to worry about exorbitant loan repayments or debt. 


Remembering Nate Ranney

We are deeply saddened to share that Nate Ranney – Moneythink’s former Product Director and an integral member of our team – died recently in a tragic skiing accident. His passing is shocking and difficult to accept. Our hearts and deepest condolences go out to Nate’s parents,  his loved ones, and close friends.  The world…


Student Loan Debt is a Social Justice Issue

Moneythink’s mission is built on the promise of a prosperous, inclusive, and equitable society for all. It is time we start talking about student loan debt as a major barrier.  Enrolling in and graduating from college with a financial plan in place is critical for student success in college and beyond. The value of a…