PAY IT FORWARD: The Student Finance & Income Share Agreement (ISA) Blog

How Students, Educators, Employers *and* Investors Win Together with ISAs

ISA Investment 101: Key Risks in ISA Investing

ISA Investment 101: Key Risks in ISA Investing

ISA investing strategy, like any other investment option, has risks. Having invested in early stage companies as angel investors, the co-founders of MentorWorks take risk and risk mitigation very seriously. Our ISA investment risk assessment strategy is similar to...

ISA Investment 101: Due Diligence

ISA Investment 101: Due Diligence

In our time as angel investors, we have conducted due diligence through a relatively extensive process, with multiple checklists, reference checks, expert conversations, and document checks. Christopher Mirabile, Managing Director at Launchpad Venture Group describes...

ISA Investment 101: What Are Income Share Agreements?

ISA Investment 101: What Are Income Share Agreements?

What are income share agreements (ISAs), and how are they different from student loans? In simple terms, an income share agreement is an obligation, but not a loan, where the investor receives a fraction of income from a student during the payment term. The investment...

ISA Investment 101: Resource for ISA Investors

ISA Investment 101: Resource for ISA Investors

Since Purdue University established its income share agreement (ISA) program in 2016, ISAs are becoming more prominent in higher education. The opening up of this market creates a new asset class opportunity for investors. It also provides a space for impact motivated...