TuitionU is redesigned to better help students pay for class.

TuitionU makes it simple to for students to find the information they need – fast.

July 26, 2011

TuitionU is redesigned to better help students pay for class.

Finding private school loans can be a dreary process. Signing up for debt so that you can get a job to work it off is no one’s idea of a picnic. But, thanks to Ample, at least borrowing money for school can begin with a simple and quick search of the best options.

Now if you go to TuitionU.com and answer a few quick questions, you instantly get a well organized list of loans to which you pre-qualify. And the list contains lenders of all sizes, so you can compare rates of the the large banks you’ve heard of, as well as those of smaller institutions that you may not even know exist.

The design of the entire site is clean, modern and easy to use. But it’s the results section that really sings. Thanks to some forward thinking design and some great client decisions, the loan results are amazingly clear and easy to compare. Students can quickly see what their best options are and make an informed decision as to which financial institution to contact.

This site is beautiful inside and out. Built in rails, it boasts a full content management system that controls both the webapp and marketing site. The development team implemented a number of progressive technologies, including geocoding and Redis -based query caching – making the site lightning fast. They also managed to frame TuitionU within a system that allows it to to selectively override site pages with partner colors and branding. What does that do? It allows a trusted source like a college to readily use TuitionU as a resource. The University of Cincinnati, for example, can send the TuitionU site to perspective students resplendent in red and black with the UC logo in the corner.

Throughout this process, we also learned more than we’ll ever need to know about loan amortization. Be thankful that is all we’re saying on the matter.