Read our Student Account Agreement here or download it here.
(for Student Accounts)
PLEASE READ THIS ACCOUNT AGREEMENT
CAREFULLY BEFORE USING YOUR ACCOUNT
This Account Agreement may have been amended since the last time you used the
Services or Application.
Effective: May 23, 2019
1. CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP
(a) This Account Agreement (“Agreement”) governs your access and use of any
Application (defined below) and Student Data (defined below), and the tuitionfit.org website, and
related websites, mobile sites, applications, content, and products and services (the “Services”) for
which MC4L requires you to have an Account (defined below) to access or use, each as owned and
operated by MC4L, LLC, dba TuitionFit, or any parent, subsidiary, or affiliate thereof (collectively,
“MC4L”). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONSTITUTES A LEGAL AGREEMENT
BETWEEN YOU AND MC4L.
(b) By registering a user account (“Account”), you consent to be bound by this Agreement.
If you do not agree to this Agreement, you may not register an Account. This Agreement (and the
arrangements with you related to the subject matter hereof (provided that any agreement or contract
pertaining to a specific MC4L product or service, such as a License Agreement, may be in effect in
parallel with this Agreement). Account registration is limited to persons located in the United States
and its territories and possessions.
(c) In addition to the terms of this Agreement, your access to and use of the Services are
are incorporated into and made a part of this Agreement. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement,
Agreement or any breach hereof is subject to the general limits of liability stated in the Terms of
(d) MC4L’s collection, use, and sharing of personal information in connection with the
tuitionfit.org/privacy, which is incorporated by reference into this Agreement. In addition to the
Section 4 of this Agreement describes additional information of yours or third parties we may collect,
how we may use it, and with whom we may share or disclose it
(e) MC4L may immediately terminate this Agreement with you (and terminate your
Account), or terminate your access to the Services or your Account, or may generally cease offering
or deny access to the Services or any portion thereof, at any time for any reason. MC4L may amend
this Agreement from time to time. Amendments will be effective upon MC4L’s posting of such updated
Agreement at this location. Your continued use of your Account after such posting confirms your
consent to be bound by this Agreement, as amended.
2. ACCOUNT HOLDERS AND STUDENTS
(a) This Agreement governs two types of Accounts: Direct Student Account and Indirect
Student Accounts. When we refer to “students” in this Agreement, we are generally referring to
college applicants, whether or not they are currently enrolled as a student, unless the context
(b) A “Direct Student Account” is an Account registered to a single student, and used only
by and for that student. For this type of Account, the person who registers the Account is referred to
in this Agreement as “you” or “Account Holder”, and also as the “Student.” For clarity, in this type of
Account, the Account Holder submits Student Data to the Service only for him or herself.
(c) An “Indirect Student Account” is an Account registered to a person who is not a student
(such as a parent, counselor, or search professional). In this type of Account, the Account Holder
uses the Service on behalf of, or for the benefit of, or otherwise deals with the information and data
about or originating from, one of more students with whom the Account Holder has a legitimate and
bona fide family, academic, or commercial relationship. For this type of Account, the person who
registers the Account is referred to in this Agreement as “you” or “Account Holder”, and each student
whose information is entered or otherwise transferred or handled via that Account is referred to as
3. OWNERSHIP AND LICENSE
(a) Pursuant to this Agreement you are subscribing to use MC4L’s products and services
on a software-as-a-service basis, whether through a website or through a mobile or similar
application (collectively, the “Application”), which allows you to access and use certain of MC4L’s
data and information (the “Student Data”). Student Data includes, without limitation, student
financial aid information, demographics, and other data and information about students, as available
from or provided by MC4L from time to time in its discretion (subject to any commitment made by
MC4L in a License Agreement or the terms of your subscription).
(b) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, MC4L hereby grants you, solely
during the applicable Subscription Term (defined below), a non-exclusive, non-transferable, nonsublicensable license and right to access and use the Application on a software-as-a-service basis
(the “Application License”), solely for your personal purposes, and solely using the Services through
an Account provided by MC4L. The Application License is only for runtime access to executable, object
code format, and you agree that you have no rights to any source code or to any local installation of
the Application, except as expressly permitted by MC4L (such as when the Application may be
accessed through a mobile app). The Application License grant is subject to your payment in full of
all applicable fees and charges pursuant to this Agreement.
(c) Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, MC4L hereby grants you, solely
during the applicable Subscription Term, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable
license and right to access and use that portion of the Student Data which MC4L’s website, mobile
app, or other terms of the applicable Account (or as applicable License Agreement) expressly specifies
as being accessible via that Account type or subscription level (the “Student Data License”), solely
for your personal purposes, and solely using the Application and the Services through an Account
provided by MC4L. The Student Data License grant is subject to your payment in full of all applicable
fees and charges pursuant to this Agreement. For clarity, different Account levels provide access to
different portions or amounts of Student Data, as specified by MC4L, and your Student Data License
is limited to access and use of such portions.
(d) MC4L reserves the right to revoke access to the Application or Student Data at any
time, and to modify the Application or Student Data, restrict its use, change how it is accessed or
used, or otherwise make any other changes with respect to the Application or Student Data or its
use from time to time as MC4L may determine in our sole discretion, provided that if MC4L
discontinues your access to Student Data without a breach by you of this Agreement or the Terms
of Use (and/or License Agreement, as applicable), you may have a right to a refund of a prorated
portion of fees paid for any unfulfilled Account or Student Data License subscription period, as
reasonably determined by MC4L.
(e) MC4L owns, or licenses from third parties, all intellectual property and other rights
inherent in or relating to the Application and Student Data, which includes without limitation all
copyright, patent rights, personality rights, all rights in relation to registered and unregistered
trademarks (including service marks), confidential information (including trade secrets and knowhow), personal academic, demographic, or financial information, and all rights other than those
expressly granted by this Agreement, and the foregoing rights in and to any Student Data resulting
or derived from use of the Application and the Student Data. The Application and Student Data are
licensed, and not sold, to you, subject to the terms of this Agreement.
(f) Except for the license to the Application and Student Data granted to you in this
Section 3, no other rights or licenses in or to any other data or information owned or licensed by
MC4L are granted to you unless otherwise agreed in writing, including any personal information that
4. PRIVACY; ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED, USED, SHARED AND DISCLOSED
and disclose other information you submit to us (using the Services or otherwise). The information
herein is non-exclusive, as other information may be collected with your permission as otherwise
provided through the Service or the Application.
(i) We collect the Account Holder’s email, password, first and last name, and the
Account Holder’s role (such as applicant, parent, counselor, or search professional).
(ii) We collect information on each Student, including first name, middle initial, last
name, address, city, state, zip, sex, race/ethnicity, parents’/guardians’ college experience, expected
family contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, high school name and
type, ACT composite score, SAT combined score, unweighted high school GPA, college GPA if
applicable, sports or performing arts in which they plan to participate, major that must be offered
for them to attend school, names of schools they will apply to and whether full or part-time.
(iii) If a Student’s financial aid award letter or other admission offer letter is
submitted, we collect the name of educational institution the offer is from, the date the Student
submitted an application to the institution, the Student’s ranking of the school before receiving the
applicable letters, and the Student’s projected likelihood of accepting the offer after seeing the price.
(i) We use students’ personal information to provide our products and services to
other students, colleges and other educational institutions, users, and our business partners.
(ii) If a student’ financial aid award letter is submitted, we may use the information
in that letter to calculate financial information about each college or other educational institution,
such as the price to pay now (that is, the sticker price less grants and loans), the loan amount, and
(iii) We may use student demographic, financial, and academic information to show
financial aid award letters and other Student Data to similar students.
(d) Sharing and Disclosure: MC4L shares the following information with other users of the
Services and Application, and business partners of MC4L, and may otherwise share this information
with third parties for commercial and other purposes:
(i) A Student’s home state, sex, ACT or SAT score, high school GPA, college GPA
if applicable, EFC (expected family contribution from FAFSA), and major, sports or performing arts
listed by the Student
(ii) If you submit a tuition offer, financial aid award letter, and/or related materials,
that information, including the name of the educational institution (with the student’s name, address,
id numbers redacted), may be shared with educational institutions and other students, and the
student’s ranking of the institution may be shared with educational institutions.
(e) Choices: During the registration process, students have the option (on an opt-in basis)
of allowing colleges to invite the student to contact them. A Student may opt out of receiving direct
message from colleges by contacting MC4L at [email protected] (or in the case of an Indirect
Student Account, the Student must contact the Account Holder in order to effect this choice).
(f) Deletion: A Student may request deletion of his or her personal information at any
time by contacting us at [email protected] Following such request, we will delete any information
that we are not required to retain.
5. CONSENT TO ACCOUNT CREATION, USE OF STUDENT DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION
(a) Direct Student Accounts: you acknowledge and agree that you are registering an
Account in order to access information about financial aid, tuition, and related financial and pricing
information of various colleges and other educational institutions, which information has been
submitted to MC4L by other students or their representatives. You acknowledge and agree that as
part of your Account registration you are required to submit to MC4L certain personal and financial
data and information about you (including without limitation your data and information which is
included in or used in the development of the Student Data), which we will use, share, and disclose
and agree that, if you are less than 18 years of age, your parents or legal guardians have consented
and obligations relating to your data and information which is included in or used in the development
of the Student Data). Additionally, you acknowledge that MC4L may, upon request, require evidence
of the foregoing parental or guardian consent (including by requiring a specific consent form provided
by MC4L to be executed) and that your Account may be suspended or terminated if such evidence is
not provided within the reasonable timeframe determined by MC4L.
(b) Indirect Student Accounts: You acknowledge and agree that you are registering for
an Account in order to access, on behalf of and for the sole benefit of one or more students, certain
financial aid, tuition, and related financial and pricing information, and other data and information,
of various colleges and other educational institutions, which information has been submitted to MC4L
by other students or their representatives. You acknowledge and agree that as part of your Account
registration you will be required to submit to MC4L certain personal and financial data and information
about those Students for whose benefit you are using the Account (including without limitation such
student’s data and information which is included in or used in the development of the Student Data),
Agreement. You further represent, warrant, and agree that: each student whose data and
information you provide to MC4L is 18 years old or older, has provided effective written consent for
Section 4 of this Agreement (and otherwise herein and therein); and, with respect to each student
who is less than 18 years of age, you have acquired effective written consent from such student’s
parents or legal guardians to the foregoing. Additionally, you acknowledge that MC4L may, upon
request, require evidence of the foregoing student, parental or guardian consents (including by
requiring a specific consent form provided by MC4L to be executed) and that your Account may be
suspended or terminated if such evidence is not provided within the reasonable timeframe
determined by MC4L.
(c) Without limitation, the above required consents include yours, and each applicable
Student’s (and their respective parents’ or guardian’s, as applicable), consent to:
(i) personal and
financial information being submitted to and included within MC4L’s Application and Student Data;
(ii) each financial aid award letter or acceptance letter being submitted to and included in MC4L’s
Application and Student Data; (iii) MC4L’s use of student demographic, financial, and academic
information to show financial aid award letters and other Student Data to similar students; (iv)
colleges and other educational institutions, and other students, being able to see award letters and
certain personal and financial information; (v) colleges and other educational institutions being able
to use award letters and certain personal and financial information in order to invite the applicable
student to communicate with such institution; and (vi) MC4L using personal and financial information
for internal product development, in the aggregate for sales and research, and as described in the
(d) Each Consent is entirely voluntary, and may be withdrawn at any time by contacting
us at [email protected] (subject to possible limitations on or termination of your Account).
6. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) Except as expressly permitted in a License Agreement or the express terms of your
Account subscription, you may not, and may not permit others to:
(i) use your Account on any timesharing or service bureau basis; (ii) license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute, or
otherwise make available to any third party your Account, the Application or Student Data, or your
Account’s access to Student Data; (iii) change or remove the copyright or trademark notice included
in or with the Application or Student Data; (iii) download (or scrape) the Student Data (except as
the Application may expressly provide for such function), except for components thereof which may
reside temporarily on your device which accesses the Application or Student Data as necessary for
its use on a software-as-a-service basis; or (iv) frame or mirror the Student Data or any other
content of the Application.
(b) You agree to cause all of your employees, contractors, and consultants who will have
access to or use of the Application or Student Data under your Account to comply with the restrictions
deemed a violation by you.
7. TERM AND TERMINATION
(a) The term of this Agreement (“Term”) shall commence upon the creation of your
Account and shall terminate on the earlier of (i) the date your Account is deleted and no longer
functional or accessible, or (ii) the date on which MC4L reasonably determines that you have violated
terminate your Account, or (iii) the date on which MC4L otherwise has the right to terminate this
period of the Application License, the Student Data License, or the period of any other benefits
applicable to an Account, which are governed by the Subscription Term(s) (defined below) applicable
to your Account.
(b) The term of your rights under the Application License and the Student Data License,
and to access any other feature or benefit which is not generally available to all Account Holders (the
“Subscription Term”), shall commence on the respective first day of your subscription (and payment,
as applicable) for the respective Services and benefit level as provided by MC4L on its website or
through the Application (or other materials provided by MC4L specifying the same, “Product Details”)
and shall continue until and terminate upon, the earlier of (i) the date of expiration or termination of
such subscription as provided under the Product Details or (ii) the expiration or other termination of
(c) Upon termination or expiration of the Subscription Term, you agree to immediately
cease using the Application, cease to attempt to access the Application or Student Data via any Account, and, except as otherwise provided in the Product Details or a License Agreement, destroy
all copies of any Student Data, in your possession or under your control, including all related materials.
(d) Any provision of this Agreement which, by its nature, would be intended to be
applicable following termination or expiration of this Agreement, will survive any termination or
expiration of this Agreement.
is complete and is the exclusive representation of our agreement pertaining to the subject matter
hereof. No oral or written information given by us or on our behalf shall create a warranty or collateral
contract, or in any way increase the scope of this Agreement in any way, and you may not rely on
any such oral or written information. This Agreement may be modified only by a written instrument
signed by an authorized representative of each party.
(b) We shall have the right to enforce this Agreement, or any term hereof, specifically,
and to obtain equitable relief, including without limitation injunctive relief, in order to prevent any
breach or threatened breach hereof, without posting of any bond or other security, in addition to any
other remedy available. You agree that monetary relief would be an insufficient remedy and that
your violation hereof would cause irreparable harm to us.
(c) This Agreement is governed by the laws in force in the State of Illinois, and shall be
interpreted according to the internal laws of such State without reference to its conflicts of laws or
choice of law principles. Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or related to this
(d) You may not assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of MC4L. This
Agreement will inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of MC4L.
(e) If any provision in this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid, such provision
shall be deemed omitted, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.