WHO WE ARE / OUR STORY
“Poof!” That is the sound of financial aid at the click of a button
With today’s technology, there’s no reason students should have to spend months searching for grants, squinting at eligibility criteria, and completing forms.
At Mos, we believe getting financial aid should be simple and painless. The process should help students afford the college of their dreams, not discourage them from applying in the first place.
This is why we’ve re-designed the application process from confusing, complex, one-size-fits-none, to clear, easy, and totally-customized-to-you.
We want to make the dream of higher education accessible for every student, every parent, every nerd, every joker, non-smoker, army brat, long-hair, coder, luddite, future teacher, nurse, investor, nerd, glam, or hero-in-her-own-eyes out there!
We looked long and hard at all the federal and state financial aid programs across the country -- those based on financial need, on academic merit, on residency, field of study, or family background -- and what it takes to apply successfully. And then we built an online platform and re-designed application for students to automatically apply to all the programs for which they qualify. Mos makes what should be simple, simple. We hope you enjoy and can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your education - we know you’ll make the most of it!
Paying for college should not come down to who spent three months filling out forms and who didn’t. It should be simple, straightforward, and accessible to everyone.
Amira Yahyaoui, Founder of Mos
WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT
No bull*hit 💩
Mos gets you real aid, not hidden debt. Two things we don’t do and we will never do.- We don’t sell or advertise private loans. - We don’t sell your data.
That’s our guarantee to you — today, tomorrow, and forever.
Transparency all the way✨
Looking for the “small print”? You won’t find it here. Everything about Mos was designed to be clear and straightforward, from the way our product works to our pricing and privacy terms.
You first, us second 🤗
Applying to college is serious business and we take your future very seriously. This means every decision we make is always with your needs in mind.
Rebels with a cause
We are a team of activists, artists, coders, and writers who want to make the world a better place. This common thread ties our team together and keeps us fighting for financial aid that’s fair for everyone.
THE MEANING OF MOS
A raccoon? Really?
Our name was inspired by the original rebel: Luke Skywalker, who came from the desert of Mos Espa. It also doesn’t hurt that Mos is a simple word that’s easy to pronounce, no matter where you’re from.
That is the name we chose for of our intrepid raccoon mascot. (Will you be mad if we call her our “mascot”?) Like real raccoons, Mos is incredibly clever and hard-working -- willing to go straight into trashy situations in order to find what’s really useful or valuable. Even when regulations and questions seem designed to lock you out, Mos finds the way in and makes sense of it for you. Keep an eye out for Mos -- she’s keeping an eye out for you!