(San Diego) -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- iGrad’s Financial Literacy Education Platform has been named a “Top Product” in the University Business magazine Readers' Choice survey for the third consecutive year.

The prestigious award recognizes the most innovative products in higher education, as measured by readers of University Business Magazine, the most widely circulated university business publication.

“I really learned a lot from the iGrad modules. Having all the information certainly lessens the ‘fear of the unknown’ when borrowing a large sum of money. What a great idea!” says Erin Hughes, student at the University of Phoenix.

The University Business award adds to the widespread recognition for iGrad, including being named Education Program of the Year by the Institute for Financial Literacy and receiving the Outstanding Consumer Information Award from the Association for Financial Counseling, Planning and Education (AFCPE).

“Three years of recognition at this high level of competition says we are the preeminent financial literacy source, and that fuels our commitment to work even harder to exceed expectations,” says iGrad Vice President Kris Alban.

“Financing a post-secondary education – whether students are coming out of high school or from the workforce – becomes more challenging with every semester. This year, we have added several additional experts to our team of skilled educators, to help provide targeted and detailed information about how students can handle their finances during and after their education,” he says.

The iGrad online financial education platform is an interactive experience that employs adaptive learning to help students sharpen their knowledge about education costs, living expenses and financial planning beyond college.  The application includes optional federal entrance and exit counseling, and leverages articles, videos, games, and interactive modules.

The Top Products winners were selected by the editors of University Business from hundreds of reader-submitted nominations, based on the number of nominations and the nominator’s testimony about the product.

About iGrad:

iGrad partners with more than 600 schools nationwide to provide a financial literacy platform that connects more than 1.2 million students, as well as alumni and staff. iGrad is the only organization to offer a customizable, adaptive learning financial education platform with optional video-based student loan entrance and exit counseling. Recent accolades include:

  • 2013 Outstanding Consumer Information Award, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)
  • Best Product of 2012 & 2013, University Business magazine
  • 2013 Education Program of the Year, The Institute for Financial Literacy


More information: iGrad.com; Tom Opdyke; 760-487-8414; PR@igrad.com