Higher Admission for Colleges

Leading the effort to bring early price revelation to the college application process

Higher Admission for Colleges

Our goal is to help students factor net cost into their college search

We start with basic grades and test score merit aid, expand to more granular non-need based aid and finally bring in need based aid. We invite you to test our site by entering any test student information you would like.

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Stop losing prospects

Many students aren't aware that colleges discount published prices. Inform your prospective students.

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Onboard in 15–60 minutes

Our onboarding process is quick and simple. It takes less than an hour to get up and running.

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We work with you

We're happy to work with either you or your outside consultants to set up your account.

Did you know?

Did you know?

In the course of evaluating colleges, 44% of students reject a college on the basis of sticker price and 40% of students aren't aware that most four-year private colleges discount published prices so that incoming freshman pay less than what is published.

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Please complete the form and we’ll get in touch to set up your onboarding.


Frequenty Asked Questions


Higher Admission is a platform that helps students factor net cost into their college search and helps colleges make their true net cost visible to potential students. Due to the prior, prior year EFC calculation and several new tools for helping students find their EFC, early price revelation is coming to the application process. We’re a leader in that effort.
  • Desktop
  • Mobile device
  • Facebook Messenger chat bot
All colleges that are members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling are invited to join our platform.
For now, only U.S. citizens or residents are eligible to use Higher Admission. In the future, we plan to add international students.
With a focus on our initial target roll out area of Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia, we chose sample colleges from across size, geographic, rank, price, exclusivity and other categories to reverse engineer onto our platform. As more colleges officially join our revolutionary platform, we’ll begin to remove nonmembers.
  • Access to our students
  • Ability to add institutional and state based need aid
  • Ability to add custom messaging
  • Ability to control your prices and awards. By necessity, we limited our GPA breakpoints to nine ranges. Members set their own breakpoints for grades and test scores.
  • To avoid getting dropped from the platform
If your college offers aid based on student characteristics that we don’t yet collect, for example: valedictorian or salutatorian, first generation college, matching Raise Me award levels from other colleges, minority status, and etcetera, we’ll add those data points to our questionnaire and your college can then offer awards based on those criteria. Higher Admission can make your college more competitive, while helping it fill all of its diversity buckets, by signalling to students that you want them.
When one of our students picks your college as one of their Top 10, we’ll send you an email letting you know. If your college is a member of Higher Admission, you’ll be able to download all of the data of students’ who have named your college as one of their Top 10: name, address, email address, cell phone #, GPA, SAT and much more.
Putting your college on our platform is free.
Our onboarding process is quick (less than an hour) and simple. We are happy to work with admissions officers, financial aid officers or your college's outside consultants to set up your college's account. Please view our College User Demonstration - access via out Tutorials link in the footer of this page.
Every college’s pricing model is kept 100% confidential pursuant Higher Admission’s Confidentiality Agreement. All data is sent and received encrypted and stored on encrypted and secure servers.
  • Student side secure identity: either by biometric or other authentication
  • Partnerships with virtual college tour providers
  • Student live chat with college admissions and financial aid officers
  • Credential vault
  • One click submission of:
    • Common Application
    • High School transcripts
    • SAT/ACT scores
    • FAFSA report
    • CSS profile report
    • Deposit payment