During our 12+ month relationship with Favorite Medium, the team of engineers functioned as an integral part of our organization. The FM team tackled a broad variety of features and technical challenges and delivered first-class work on schedule.
This great tool utilizes a little known benefit of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 which required all post secondary schools receiving federal funding to build a price calculator on their website. College Abacus taps into the schools’ official calculators to generate personalized financial aid estimates and display them side by side for easy comparison. As you can imagine, not all calculators are created equal, requiring our talented development team to reverse engineer every calculator on a case by case basis. The efforts are paying off. Each week new schools are added providing students and families with more access to information about financial aid. Lauded in Education Weekly and The Wall Street Journal, and featured on CBS News, College Abacus was also awarded a College Knowledge Challenge grant through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Favorite Medium took a problem that has been plaguing families for decades and created an experience that makes choosing the right school for you and your budget simple.