CHICAGO & SAN DIEGO--()--Kaplan's higher education institutions, including Kaplan Higher Education Campuses and Kaplan University's ground campuses, are working with iGrad to promote financial literacy and student loan education to its new and current students. The new iGrad alliance complements the many advising and support tools in place to help Kaplan students make informed decisions about their finances and education.
“Financial literacy is essential for several life decisions and, with iGrad our students have an appealing and interactive online learning platform to help increase their money management knowledge”
“Financial literacy is essential for several life decisions and, with iGrad our students have an appealing and interactive online learning platform to help increase their money management knowledge," Mimi Coenen, director, financial literacy and student outreach for Kaplan, Inc., said. "This comprehensive tool is a great addition to our student success initiatives, including the Kaplan Commitment, which allows students to assess their coursework for up to five weeks without incurring tuition costs, and will further assist students in understanding how financial aid works."
As part of Kaplan's financial aid process and continued effort to inform students about life's financial obligations, students at ground campuses will be required to participate in the iGrad information platform, take a financial literacy course, and complete a quiz. Throughout their time at school and beyond, iGrad will be available to ground campus students as an educational tool on financial aid as well as other personal finance issues, such as budgeting.
“Now more than ever, it is extremely important for students of all ages to have a basis in financial literacy and understand how it can be beneficial for them in their daily lives,” Rob LaBreche, iGrad's chief executive officer, said. "iGrad’s proprietary platform provides the information needed in an engaging way that is applicable to their lives. We are ecstatic about working with Kaplan and its students."
The iGrad platform includes customized learning modules covering essential topics such as credit cards, banking, identity theft and many others. Experts and students work together on the interactive community, contributing to a dynamic learning experience.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K through 12. Kaplan's higher education institutions, including Kaplan Higher Education Campuses and Kaplan University, serve more than 67,000 students online and through 70 campuses across the United States. The institutions offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO) and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplan.edu.
iGrad is an industry leading provider of financial literacy platforms for colleges and universities. The company offers a full suite of both online and classroom solutions to enhance the financial capabilities of college students and recent college graduates. Its proprietary online community features customized content based upon each student’s unique profile and highlights include financial literacy modules with pre and post-testing, iGradTV, Career Center, iGrad Intel and much more. For additional information, go to www.iGrad.com.