Helping Students Raise More | Helping Families Save More

A College Financial Planning and Crowdfunding 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.

Financial Literacy:
Understanding The True Cost of College

College is expensive, but many times students and 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. We can help you with a customized plan that will better predict your funding needs.


One-on-One College Financial Planning

With one-on-one consultations, CauseEDU 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 include access to the True Cost Calculator, Financial Aid Negotiator, Scholarship Tracker, and Student Budget.

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Workshops & Webinars – In Person & Online

Our workshops and webinars cover imformation that most seminars don’t: we walk you through the process to better understand how much college *really* costs, strategies to pay for it (which don’t just include student loans and scholarships), and how to negotiate financial aid offers.



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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“College Funding Strategies” – Our Webinar Series

Yes, savings, student loans and scholarships can be used to pay for college. But what else? Are there additional funding sources or strategies families can use to reduce the cost of college, or to bring in additional funding? And are financial aid offers negotiable? What conversations should parents have with their children about paying for college? We’ll answer these questions and more at our upcoming “College Funding Strategies” webinar. 


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