iontuition and Ladder Up Partner to Empower Students to Make Smart Financial Decisions

ionManage and ionMatch Give Students Smart Tools to Successfully Manage and Plan Their Future 

CHICAGO & ROLLING MEADOWS, IL – Sept. 29, 2015 – Iontuition, Inc., a member of the Ceannate companies that helps students and families take control of their education finances, and Ladder Up, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with tax preparation, financial aid application assistance, and money management, today announced a partnership to deliver a college search engine and loan management tools.  

“College is one of life’s biggest financial decisions and we want to help students make sound choices,” says Balaji “Raj” Rajan CEO of Ceannate Corp. “Our efforts in conjunction with the resources provided by Ladder Up aim to improve people’s lives.”

The partnership furthers the iontuition goal to help high school students, current and prospective college students, and college graduates manage their debt and secure a financial future. ionMatch is a college search engine that provides students with a robust tool to see potential ROI for their higher education. Also included is ionManage, an integrated dashboard for current and post-graduate students to manage their loan balances, calculate repayment options, and keep track of accumulating interest.

“Our objective is to help individuals succeed and provide financial resources and opportunities to hardworking individuals looking to make the most of their future,” says Robert Burke, founder of Ladder Up. “Iontuition complements what we have to offer those looking for assistance in financing college.”

Headquartered in Chicago, Ladder Up is committed to helping hardworking families and individuals access the financial resources they need to move up the economic ladder. Since its founding in 1994, Ladder Up has served 263,000 clients and returned over $476 million in economic benefits. 

About iontuition™

A member of the Ceannate companies, Iontuition, Inc. helps students and families take control of their education finances. Student borrowers use the portal for college selection, to manage their education loans, and improve their financial literacy. Core features include a dashboard showing all student loans—federal and private, access to expert student loan counselors, intuitive repayment calculators, and loan monitoring alerts. The site also offers free credit scores to introduce students to personal financial management. Users are able to rely on trained student loan counselors for assistance via toll free number, web chat and email. Learn more at or download the mobile app, available for both Apple and Android devices.

About Ladder Up

Ladder Up provides hardworking people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder. Ladder Up helps clients achieve financial stability through two programs: the Tax Assistance Program (TAP) and Life-Improving Financial Tools (LIFT). Through TAP, Ladder Up engages more than 1,000 volunteers, many recruited from the area’s top companies and universities, to offer free tax return preparation at 19 Chicagoland locations. Through LIFT, the organization helps students apply for and secure the financial aid that makes postsecondary education possible and provides one-on-one financial coaching and on-site financial education workshops. Learn more at

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