Sixup provides responsible, affordable college loans to help high-achieving, underfunded students with little or no credit history (although if the student has one it will be taken into account) graduate from good colleges. The Sixup loan is designed to help underfunded students upgrade to, and graduate from, more selective four-year colleges. We fund the gap between available financial aid and total cost of attendance.
At Sixup, we believe that the college financing system is broken and want to help fix it. Many of us were high-achieving, low-income immigrants and the first in our families to go to college. We took Pell Grants and maxed out on Federal student loans. But there was still a gap between all our federal aid and private scholarships and the total we were expected to pay for school. We got through it, but many did not. So we created Sixup to better serve and lift up the next generation.