For Students

Ready to make some smart college choices? You’ve come to the right place!

We’re the Coalition: a group of more than 140 colleges and universities across the country that are affordable and that graduate students at high rates, with low-to-no debt.

And we want to help make college a reality for students like you.

Here’s how:


MyCoalition is our set of free, online tools that helps you learn about, prepare for, and apply to college — early and easily. With MyCoalition, you have anytime access to a convenient digital storage Locker, interactive Collaboration Space, and easy-to-use application. You’ll also benefit from informative articles and other valuable resources for college preparation at your fingertips. Learn more

Coalition Application Essay Prompts

A major feature of MyCoalition is the Coalition application, which saves you time and stress by taking the information you’ve added to MyCoalition and turning it into your application to Coalition schools. For those schools that also require you to submit a personal essay, we provide these Coalition application essay prompts. Learn more

Application Fee Waivers

The Coalition offers fee waivers that allow eligible students to apply to most member schools without paying any application fees. We offer one to students from lower-income backgrounds and one to students who are veterans and active members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Learn more