Take your admission offer to the next level.

College Forecaster has combined the Award Letter process with loan debt summaries to create the first ever interactive, Digital Award Forecaster.

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How it works

Award Offer Evaluation

Students will be able to view their award offer and forecasted information when they access College Forecaster with their unique URL. With our completely interactive interface, they can confidently make decisions to invest in their future.

Real-Time Reporting

The Digital Award Forecaster Admin Panel provides reporting of who has accessed the tool in real time. Put this information to use in admission, retention, and financial aid offices.

Private Personalized URL

In two clicks, create and email a FERPA-friendly URL for each student. Each URL links to the student's own interactive data dashboard with award and loan information personalized to fit their financial needs.

Simple Set Up

Say goodbye to software that goes out of date within the time it took to (finally) download. The Digital Award Forecaster is a cloud-based product with a customizable, user-friendly Admin Panel.

The CF Guarantee: Colleges and Universities

Data Safety

To protect students, the data you upload will not contain identifiable information. This means you can feel safe that your students' FERPA protected information stays private.

Configurable

This interactive tool will have the look and feel of your school. Through the Admin Panel, you can easily upload your logo, change color schemes, add multiple campuses, and customize the email message.

Check the box

College Forecaster helps colleges and universities meet their student loan disclosure requirements by presenting all required information that provides the big picture -- all in plain English.

The CF Guarantee: Students

Personalized

A unique URL is generated for each student to see their personalized financial aid award package. With clear information, each student can make a well-informed financial decision.

User Friendly

Static letters are so yesterday. College Forecaster dynamically embodies learning tactics to put the student in the driver's seat of their own college investment.

Make Connections

This interactive tool puts a college investment into perspective by connecting future career salary to their projected monthly loan payment.

Why Forecast College?

Students underestimate their current debt. By a lot.

A 2014 Brookings Institution report found about half of all first-year students in the U.S. ‚Äúseriously underestimate‚ÄĚ how much debt they have, and more than one-quarter of students with federal loans reported having no federal debt.

Students (and parents) want an interactive tool.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators commissioned a study to determine the best award letter format for providing comprehensive aid and loan information. The results were clear: no winner could be selected. Focus groups of parents and students recommended that colleges provide an "Online interactive tool to calculate your own loans, repayment rate, indirective costs, etc."