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Our Mission: To provide all aspiring students with the knowledge necessary to successfully navigate the American higher education system.
We achieve our mission in four steps:
Our story begins with a man, as many do. This man’s educational path was anything but traditional; he left high school early to pursue a first career as a jockey, returned home to train and complete high school concurrently, and retired at the age of 27. The next year, he started his own audiovisual company. He never went to college and never earned a degree. When he became a father, though, he realized the importance of higher education and wanted to do everything in his power to help his two children reach their potential. He began to visualize a website, a one-stop-shop of sorts, that would guide students and parents through admissions, financial aid, and college life. He was particularly interested in reaching those with no prior knowledge of the system, like himself. He set about making this vision into a reality, hiring a group of young college graduates to research and develop content.
We quickly recognized the lack of attention paid to nontraditional students and alternatives to four-year college on most higher education websites. Determined to reach a broader audience, we expanded our content to include articles for students without documents, service members, adult students, transfer students, and students with disabilities. We developed additional sections for those interested in community college, vocational education, online degree programs, gap year programs, and the military. Finally, after a year in development, we launched studentcaffe.com in March 2016. We have been growing our library of resources ever since.