Higher Education Crowdfunding

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By The Numbers






7 in 10 students who graduated from college in the U.S. had student loan debt.




According to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at Edvisors, the average class of 2015 graduate with student-loan debt will have to pay back a little more than $35,051.




The standard repayment plan for federal student loans puts borrowers on a 10-year track to pay off their debt, but research has shown the average bachelor's degree holder takes 21 years to pay off his or her loans.

We Offer

Opportunities that grow with you

Secure Monetary Facilitation

Donors will know exactly where their money is going, and how it's being used. We facilitate money directly from campaigns to the university in the form of a third-party scholarship.

Instituition Pages

PeduL will have organization and university pages to streamline the giving process for appreciative alumnus and participants. For example, say University of Michigan has a page, individuals can donate to this page and after a certain amount of time, those funds are then allocated out to campaigns who have shown a proof of attendance to that school.

PeduL Points

Students can earn points for every $1 they raise towards their campaigns, by donating to other students' campaigns, and by engaging on social media. These points can be used to redeem prizes that will prepare them for success in and out of the classroom.

Coporate Tier Sponsorships

This is a feature designed to give businesses a place to showcase how much they care about their community, in exchange for social media marketing. We have split our company sponsorship program into 3 tiers. Eligible campaigns will be sponsored by companies based on the students' academic performance. The better the academic performance the more engaging the sponsorship.

About

We've come a long way from inception

  • September 2015

    Our Humble Beginnings

    The platform started behind the question, “Dude why is college so expensive?” In that instance, PeduL became a creation made by the very students who would use it.

  • October 2015

    Assemble!

    This was the month that changed everything. We brought together a team of dedicated and passionate students to handle the issue that affects way too many of us.

  • January 2016

    Transition to Full Service

    We are preparing for the first group of students to pioneer the service. By partnering with local and national businesses we are ensuring a seamless experience, creating a foundation that will be best not only for our users, but for PeduL as well.

  • October 2016

    Constant Beta

    We will always look for ways to innovate and make our user experience as beneficial as possible. We don’t believe in the concept “think outside the box”. We have eliminated the box from our concept and chosen to think for ourselves.

Press

We Have Been Gaining Attention For Our Work

I Am Rutgers

Chisa Egbelu: Becoming CEO Before Getting Your B.A.

NJ Discover

A New Company Changing the Way College Is Funded

LinkedIn

These Student Entrepreneurs Are Out To Even The Tuition Playing Field

Founding Members

The team that made PeduL possible

Chisa Egbelu

Business Operator

Kayla Jackson

Project Manager

Murtala Aliyu

Developer

Supporting Members

Every great team needs a supporting cast

Johnny Pacia

IDT Developer

Kyle Stengline

IDT Developer

Josh Bloustein

Market Research

Yifei Ji

Public Relations

FAQ





What is PeduL

PeduL is a higher education crowdfunding platform. We are dedicated to alleviating the burdens of higher education and shifting the paradigm on college funding.

What is Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, often via the internet.




Why do you spell 'PeduL' like that

Pronounced 'Petal', we spell it like that for a couple of reasons. Here at PeduL, we believe that education should be at the center of everything we do. In addition to that, we believe that education is a major bridge between 'P' and 'L', purpose and life, and we want as many people to have access to that bridge as possible. As we often say, we want beautiful opportunities to grow with you, kind of like a flower petal. Hence our green plant-based theme.

Why is this important

A college degree is the new high school diploma. The problem is, as the necessity of a college degree rises, so do the costs, barring more and more people from pursuing higher education. We are here to deal with that.




What makes us different

We facilitate money directly from campaigns to universities in the form of a third-party scholarship, host organizations pages, and we have a really cool reward system that gives everyone a chance to have really cool stuff.

I'm interested in working with you

Wow that's awesome! Feel free to send us some words on why you're interested and your resume to info@PeduL.io. We are always keeping our eyes out for opportunities to expand so don't hesitate to send an email. Right now we are specifically looking for developers who have a background in e-commerce and cybersecurity.




When will PeduL officially launch

March 2017

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