FUNDING U

The College Completion Company

Who We Are

A Simple Vision

Funding U is first and foremost about you, the student. We are a little guy - compared to the big bank lenders - but we know potential when we see it. Join us today!

Borrower Testimonials

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Tavia
Coastal Carolina, 2019
"Before this semester, my Mom had some medical issues that meant that she wouldn't be able to help me pay for school anymore. FundingU was the only company to consider my application without a co-signer. Without FundingU, I'm not sure I would've been able to finish my degree."
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Zachary
University of Central Florida, 2021
"What I like most about FundingU is the honesty and the directness. The interest rate is fixed, there are no surprise fees, and there's always a real person on the phone you can talk to."
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Katie
Emory, 2017
"After all the banks rejected me because I didn’t have a co-signer, I thought I was going to have to drop out just short of getting my degree. FundingU stepped in when I needed a loan to finish college. I graduated thanks to FundingU.”

Our Team

At Funding U our mission is to serve deserving students who are too often overlooked by traditional lenders. Our Team includes professionals in the fields of education, financial aid, technology, data analysis, finance, and lending.

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JEANNIE TARKENTON
Founder + CEO
Jeannie has 20+ years of experience in marketing, strategy, and fundraising in consumer products, start-ups, secondary education, and the nonprofit sector, having acted in management and strategic consulting roles across several organizations. B.A. Princeton University.
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JESSE DYER
Cofounder + COO
Jesse has 10+ years commercial lending and banking experience, most recently as VP of Lending for a $20M SEC Reg A approved real estate lending marketplace. Founder and CEO of the P2P patent-pending mobile payments platform, MeetMePay, Inc. B.A. University of Texas at Austin; M.B.A. Georgia Institute of Technology.
Peter DeWeese
CTO
Jeff Nabi
CFO & Head of Capital Markets
Brian McLean
Chief Risk Officer
Max Marquardt
Head of Analytics
David Abercrombie
Head of Customer Relations
Larry Ficych
Lead Underwriter
Ryan Bradburn
Senior Developer
Matthew Hall
Marketing Manager
Chen Ling
Data Analyst
Lora Robertson
Director - Partner Ret. Goldman Sachs
Dan Kimerling
Director - Managing Partner Deciens Capital
Todd Eicher
Director - CEO, TME Ventures