Helping Students Raise More | Helping Families Save More

A College Crowdfunding and Financial Literacy Platform

The CauseEDU Advantage



With both one-time and recurring donations, a direct pay (to school) option, and required enrollment verification, our crowdfunding platform makes it easier for donors to give.


Students receive tips and tools to grow and maintain the donor relationship. 


Our financial literacy platform helps students and their families understand the true cost of college and how to pay for it.

better way of crowdfunding for education

42% of college students don’t graduate in 6 years, and 2/3 of these students drop out for financial reasons. That’s almost 1/3 of students entering college who will not graduate solely because of funding.  At CauseEDU, we help students raise the money they need for school – whether it’s a technical or trade school, college or university, certificate programs, study abroad, or any other educational program, we’re here to help you find the money you need to reach the finish line.  

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How It Works

Three Simple Steps To Creating A Crowdfunding Campaign:


Create An Account

The first step is to create an account. If you’re raising money for a school you currently attend, use your school email address for fastest approval.


Start A Campaign

Once you’ve created an account, create your crowdfunding campaign. Read “Start a Campaign” for tips on how to set it up.


Publicize It!

Post the link to your campaign on social media platforms and send to friends and family. Also, check out our blog posts, webinars and newsletters.

For High School Seniors & Their Families: The Coronavirus Pandemic & The College Admissions Process

How does the coronavirus pandemic impact financial aid? Admissions deadlines for deposits and decisions? The college you choose? Your college’s financial stability? Watch this video for these answers and more. You can also visit for more tips and tools to help you through the college funding process, and subscribe to our channel for more videos!

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Financial Literacy:
Understanding The True Cost of College
& How To Pay For It

College is expensive, but often students & their families don’t understand the true costs until it’s too late. A college’s “Cost of Attendance” doesn’t tell the whole story of what you should expect to pay for your education, and families typically don’t know how to pay for it outside of student loans, savings, and scholarships. The CauseEDU Academy is a platform that helps you with a customized plan to better predict your funding needs and how to cover them.


One-on-One College Financial Planning

With one-on-one consultations, our CauseEDU Academy will develop a specific strategy to help you determine the true cost of your desired college experience and how to pay for it. Our consultations can include topics such as financial aid negotiation strategies, how to develop a budget for college, how to increase funding, and how to reduce expenses.

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Group Coaching – Our “College Funding Strategies” Program

“College Funding Strategies” is an online, six-week program that coaches families through the college funding process. We offer both a cohort and self-paced model, and weekly content includes live online sessions (cohort), videos (self-paced), homework assignments, and resources/tools to help you figure this process out.



For Organizations – Host a Workshop, Webinar or Course

Inerested in hosting a “College Funding Strategies” workshop or webinar for your school, organization, or company? Need a customized course on college funding for families or financial literacy for students? CauseEDU can help.

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