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How Frank Works

We often get asked how Frank works and how we make sure to keep offering our help for free. So in the spirit of full transparency, here’s how.

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How we do business is actually really simple

(and yes, FAFSA® is always free)

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We suggest affordable programs that you might be interested in.

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You choose the programs that you’d like to learn more about.

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Select partner schools pay us for the match!

How Everyone Wins

When Frank recommends programs for you, it’s based on learnings from having helped over 300,000 students pay for college. We know what’s affordable, we know where you have better chances of graduating, and we know where students have the best job prospects. That’s how we match you with select schools to make the application process easier and to get you more financial aid. 

You Win. The Schools Win. Frank Wins.

You benefit from other free features, too!

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    “I absolutely love this! Originally I went back to school at 25 because I just couldn’t afford it and then they say “oh here’s your financial aid” but you have to wait 3 months and it’s just that I can’t do that. And then I find Frank, and the entire reason I can get my bachelor’s degree is because your service exists.”


    William Phemister

    Bloomington, IL

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We are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, makes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and assistance available to the public for free at