I’ve been mulling over the idea of finding a way to help people with student loans since I discovered that my now husband, who served in the Navy and even had GI Bill assistance, carried tens of thousands in student loans. Barraged with news of the crises related to student loans and personal conversations with friends, it suddenly became clear that this was a bigger problem than just affecting us and a few others. I tried to find assistance for us but could only find new startups to consolidate our loans.

Here is the basic premise:

My husband and I carry tens of thousands in student loan debt. It’s one of the main reasons that we delayed buying a home and starting a family into our thirties, and I know we’re not alone. Student loans are a national crisis.

Megan Locatelli Hyska, Volunteer Administrator