Who We Are
We believe that education is an investment in our future. By bringing our unique and diverse experiences to our mission we aim to empower students to build a strong financial foundation for themselves and their future.
Research shows that financial concerns are a primary factor in why many students fail to complete their college degree. The impact is even bigger for low-income and first-generation college students — who face a greater risk of either not enrolling or dropping out.
At Frank, we knew that we had an opportunity to positively impact students throughout their education by delivering an improved FAFSA®, discounted college courses, and resources and tools for college students.
In 2017, Founder Charlie Javice launched Frank to help students afford the college of their dreams without being crushed by student debt. She raised a total of $15.7M, the largest venture round for a female founder that year, to get the company off the ground and developed a simplified, fast, and easy FAFSA® to help students and their families file for financial aid.
In just under two years, the company helped about 350,000 students find about $7 billion in aid – for free. By including additional tools and resources, including the in-depth library, How To Pay For College and College Search, Frank was one step closer to helping students make smarter financial choices.
Frank partners with Detroit Pistons point guard Langston Galloway and power forward Anthony Tolliver to encourage Detroit high school students to complete their FAFSA® to qualify for college financial aid.
The Frank Team goes fully remote. Still on a mission to create a world where education is affordable to all students.
Frank launches Classfinder with Frank, a unique marketplace that allows students to search and enroll in online college courses offered directly from real colleges. By putting the power back in the hands of the students, education becomes both attainable and affordable for all.
Why We Work at Frank
“Working at Frank you not only get to work alongside some of the smartest and most innovative people, but you also get to make a difference each day. I’m lucky to have found a place where I can grow, learn, and love what I do at the same time.”
Senior Content Manager
“At Frank, we get to make a real impact on solving one of the greatest societal problems of our time — the student debt crisis. Every day, with some of the brightest minds and sharpest talent, we work to ‘do well by doing good.’”
COO & General Counsel
“Working on the Frank team immediately feels like you’re working with family. I’ve never worked anywhere where I’ve felt so comfortable so quickly. Everyone is encouraging and supportive of one another.”
Sr. Marketing Automation Manager
“I work at Frank because of the great company culture and I love knowing that the work we’re doing everyday makes a difference.”
Content & SEO Specialist
Together we work tirelessly to achieve our primary objective:
Enabling students to get to and through higher education.
Our success is driven by taking initiative and holding ourselves accountable for results.
We respond to the changing landscape of education finance to best meet the needs of our students and families.
We operate openly and honestly — both individually and as a team — to build better relationships and create quality solutions.
The students we serve know they can count on us as they invest in their future.