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College Aid Pro™ Announced As Winner in ScratchWorks Competition

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Dublin, OH — College Aid Pro™ Announced As Winner in ScratchWorks Competition

It was announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, that College Aid Pro™ has won the 2022 ScratchWorks competition. Two investors, Marty Bicknell, Chief Executive Officer & President of Mariner Wealth Advisors, and Michael Nathanson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Colony Group, have made the commitment to invest in College Aid Pro™. 

ScratchWorks is an elite FinTech accelerator program that connects innovative tech companies with wealth management luminaries to advance the digital transformation of the financial services industry.

“We are honored to have won the elite ScratchWorks competition in Louisville, Kentucky, this week. Receiving recognition and funding from innovators in the wealth management space through the ScratchWorks program amplifies our mission to empower families and students to make financially savvy decisions about college, and to end the student debt crisis as we know it for generations to come,” says Matt Carpenter, Co-Founder of College Aid Pro™ and leading expert on college funding advice. “Working with investors will allow us to build a stronger, more robust technology platform to influence the college conversation in homes across America.” 

College Aid Pro™ is creating a fintech movement to empower parents and students to find their most affordable path to college. Their unique suite of technology allows college-bound families to leverage tools, resources, and a community of college planning professionals to understand the net cost of colleges on their application list, find financial aid, and evaluate financial aid offers once their student is accepted. 

“We believe the way America shops for college is all wrong,” says Joe Messinger, CFP®, Co-Founder of College Aid Pro™ and leading expert on college funding advice.

“We’re tasking 16 and 17-year-old students with making a $100,000 – $320,000 purchasing decision, oftentimes before they’ve even held a job. With CAP, we aim to turn the college planning process on its head. We’re empowering families and college-bound students to understand the full financial impact of their options, including at some schools they may have never considered that are willing to incentivize their student before they ever visit a campus or fill out an application. It’s a service that essentially did not exist for parents up to this point.”

About College Aid Pro™

College Aid Pro™ is changing the way America shops for college. The College Aid Pro™ software application is a state-of-the-art college funding tool for college-bound families. This all-in-one tool allows parents to evaluate the cost of college, and find their most affordable path to higher education. Their mission is to end the student debt crisis.

For more information, contact David Bowman: [email protected]

About ScratchWorks

ScratchWorks is a FinTech accelerator that connects innovative tech companies with wealth management luminaries to advance the digital transformation of the financial services industry. Each season three emerging FinTech companies pitch their organization with a chance to receive investment from leading wealth management executives to fuel their growth.

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