About Us

Get to know the people behind the best financial literacy platform for colleges.

Our Story

In 2009, a group of financial aid professionals decided to tackle the alarming lack of financial capability among college students and recent graduates. Our sole mission was to empower this population to effectively manage their money, limit and repay their debts, and begin successful careers.

Today, we're privileged to partner with over 500 schools across the country to provide an industry-leading, customizable platform, which connects over 1.2 million students, as well as alumni and staff, with the tools needed to succeed in the real world of personal finance.

Featured Partner Praise
I would recommend iGrad 100%. [iGrad] was unbelievable… [iGrad] took our suggestions for improvement - and we have already seen some of these improvements become available for everyone to use

Kathi Tavares, Director of Billing and Collections

Johnson & Wales

Meet iGrad

We're crazy about financial literacy. Learn how we're creating a financially capable future.

Our Mission

To empower students, alumni, staff, parents and families to make effective personal finance, student loan, and career decisions throughout their lives.

Our Focus

Our entire company is 100% focused on improving financial capability. We are not a subsidiary of a larger company or an organization trying to reinvent ourselves.

Our Belief

We believe financial literacy efforts need three qualities to be effective: 1) Continuous and ongoing, 2) Interactive and engaging, 3) Relevant to each individual.

Our Passion

We're crazy passionate about being a national financial literacy leader, working every day to build a product that enriches the lives of our users.

Our Values

We value individuals and interactions. Our platform serves a vibrant community engaged on a social level and educated in a highly personalized way.

Our Service

We aim to exceed all expectations in every partnership, while providing customized, personalized, and reportable solutions to our partners' unique challenges.


Not to brag, but some people think we're pretty cool. OK, think our platform's pretty cool.

University Business Magazine
Institute of Financial Literacy

Don't Take Our Word For It!
See what some of our amazing partners have to say about their experience with iGrad.
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    "iGrad's reporting tools have allowed us to expand our Financial Literacy Program to all areas of the company. With the ease of a few clicks, I can identify what campuses are having success with the program and which campuses may need more assistance. We are also able to drill down on all reports all the way to the actual student… Most of all, we have the ability to ensure all of our students are benefiting from our Financial Literacy Program."

    Don Tillery, Regional Manager / Financial Literacy Coordinator
    Kaplan Higher Education Group
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    "We made this selection [iGrad] on the basis of the depth and breadth of the content and delivery... our requests for updates and additional material on the site gets done quickly. Responsiveness of the team is excellent."

    Michael Niedzwiecki, Student Financial Services
    Monroe College
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    "Our online staff and students have had an incredible response to the Entrance Counseling – the staff find it easy to explain and help students navigate while the students are actually engaged in the product. I feel our students are finally getting the required information in a way that they not only can comprehend but really retain."

    Lynne Garcia, Director, Financial Aid
    Corinthian Colleges
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    "We have had reliable service and know iGrad is a quality product."

    John Garcia, Director, Office of Financial Aid
    Michigan State University College of Law
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    "We are very impressed with the [iGrad] website and its many features. We like the reporting capabilities for exit counseling and the education that it provides for the students."

    Etta Feinauer, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
    Southern Virginia University
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    "The main reason that we selected iGrad was that we were looking for a product to promote financial literacy and this product blew the others way. We loved the Facebook/Twitter look, the ease of navigation, the videos, articles and games."

    Kathi Tavares,
    Johnson & Wales University
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    "…the University launched a comprehensive financial literacy website dedicated to our students. This website is hosted by iGrad and provides valuable information on financial literacy, personal finance, town hall discussion, videos, articles, financial aid assistance, and job search…"

    Ron Radney, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships
    California State University Bakersfield
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    "iGrad is a great website to send our students for anything from completing Loan Exit Counseling, to financial literacy, to fiscal responsibility, and career planning. iGrad has all the up-to-date technology that our students typically use on the internet. This website is interesting and eye catching - just what peaks their interest! iGrad has been very responsive to our suggestions and ideas, and has been wonderful to work with over the past few years. We are very pleased with iGrad."

    Cathy Poiesz, Senior Financial Aid Officer
    Messiah College

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