2017 Was Pretty Awesome. Every. Single. Day.


Wow, what a year! It feels like 2017 flew by. But—taking a second to reflect on all that happened over the past 365—it’s clear that every single day was pretty #awesome.

Together, we traveled thousands of miles—literally and figuratively—and saw you at 60 national, regional, and state conferences in 2017. You co-presented with us at many of those events, and joined us for webclinics throughout the year, too. Plus, you came out in droves for our first-ever UserCon. Your participation means a lot—thanks!

We also welcomed hundreds of new customers this past year, and we couldn’t be more grateful for you—and all that you do to transform students’ lives. From our acquisition of the Cegment net price calculator and award letter business in February, to our first-ever appearance on the Inc. 5000 list in September, all of our awesomeness begins with you.

You Are the Reason for Our Success in 2017

Through PPY, c code 399, the DRT breakdown, and an atmosphere of change at ED, we loved collaborating with you on solutions to make it all easier for students and staff. Our purpose to help schools change lives inspires us to keep updating and developing new products and offering you insights, inspiration, and tools to keep your office running smoothly.

On social media, you liked us a lot. You also retweeted, shared, and reposted our content and comments hundreds of thousands of times. So, as we take stock of 2017, we looked at the articles you found most valuable on our #imakefinaideawesome blog. Here’s a recap:

Verification News Views
1,143 views:          5 Verification Updates You Need to Know About
Shareworthy Inspiration
102 shares:           “No Pain, No Gain”
89 shares:             Grit: How to Embrace the Nitty Gritty of Success
88 shares:             Try Gratitude Journaling for a Happier New Year
Fighting for FinAid

Together, the entire financial aid community embraced support of DACA and scholarship providers.

Is It 2018 Yet?

We can hardly wait. ScholarshipUniverse launches this spring—and will change scholarship management forever. We look forward to welcoming you to an even more awesome UserCon this summer, too, before NASFAA in Austin. A little (blue) bird tells us you’ll be tweeting and sharing more than ever in the coming months.

Thank you ALL. Here’s to even more #awesomeness in 2018!

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