CauseEDU does NOT charge a fee for student crowdfunding campaigns. However, we do accept donations during donor checkout. Here’s what we do with the funds:
- We provide free financial literacy tools for students;
- We provide campaign challenges! For instance, in July 2018 we gave $500 to the first student to raise at least $500 on our platform;
- We cover special administrative costs, such as enrollment verification, that make it easier for donors to give;
- We are able to offer a platform that provides multiple giving options for donors, which makes it easier for donors to give.
Although CauseEDU is free for students, our payment processor (Stripe) charges a standard fee of 2.9% + $0.30 for credit card payments.