Sparrow and SAGE Scholars Forge a Path to Affordable Higher Education Financing

Daniel Kahn
Daniel Kahn
Daniel is the co-founder and COO at Sparrow. Daniel is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a company, working closely with other members of the executive team to develop and implement strategies to support the growth and success of the company.
Daniel was a 2023 Forbes 30 Under 30 lister in the Education category.  Daniel was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and graduated from Duke University in 2020.
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Camden Ford
Camden Ford

Camden leads Sparrow’s business operations – everything from product management to business analytics. After graduating Cum Laude from Duke University where he studied Civil Engineering, Camden worked as a Consultant for A.T. Kearney where he worked in their Strategic Operations practice. With a strong background in analytics, Camden strives to deliver data-driven conclusions and insights.

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Harrison Hochman
Harrison Hochman

Harrison Hochman is the co-founder and CEO of Sparrow, one of the nation’s fastest growing student lending platforms. As the CEO of Sparrow, his goal is to bring simplicity, choice, and transparency to an otherwise inefficient and opaque lending process.

In 2022, Forbes honored Hochman with inclusion on their exclusive “30 Under 30” list. Recognized as one of eleven young global leaders by the esteemed Straubel Foundation, his impact extends beyond entrepreneurship to STEM and Societal Sustainability. Harrison holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stanford University and currently resides in New York City.

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August 4, 2023

NEW YORK – August 2, 2023Sparrow, a pioneering financial technology startup, and SAGE Scholars, the nation’s oldest and largest private college preparation and funding organization, have announced a
transformative partnership to promote accessible and sustainable ways of financing higher education. Through this collaboration, Sparrow and SAGE Scholars are set to offer innovative solutions to empower
students and families seeking affordable pathways to college.

We are delighted to collaborate with Sparrow, a visionary company that shares our mission of providing affordable education opportunities. Through this partnership, we are better equipped to extend our reach and manifest our mission, enabling students to pursue their dreams without being overwhelmed by student debt.

Michael Hall, Chief Executive Officer at SAGE Scholars

Enhancing Financial Accessibility

By leveraging Sparrow’s white-labeled student financing marketplace, SAGE Scholars gains access to a vast network of reputable lenders, providing students with diverse funding options while maintaining a cohesive user experience.

With the goal of making education accessible to all, our partnership with SAGE Scholars represents a step towards ensuring the next generation has the means to pursue higher education without undue financial burdens. By leveraging the power of data-driven strategies and cutting-edge technology, we are determined to create a lasting impact on students’ lives and help them achieve their academic aspirations.

Harrison Hochman, Chief Executive Officer at Sparrow

Promoting the Next Generation’s Educational Journey

As the upcoming academic year approaches, Sparrow and SAGE Scholars are set to empower students with a host of features and functionalities, including:

  • Access to an extensive database of personalized student loan offers with 260+ unique data attributes per user.
  • A three minute pre-qualification process to check rates from a vast nationwide network of lenders.
  • An ability to check rates with multiple lenders that do not require cosigners.

Sparrow was founded in 2020 by Hochman, Griffin Morris, and Daniel Kahn. Since its inception, Sparrow has emerged as one of the fastest-growing student lending platforms in the U.S., facilitating the search of over $500 million of private student loans.

About Sparrow

Sparrow, one of the fastest growing student student lending platforms in the U.S., offers solutions to borrowers and businesses. Borrowers use Sparrow to search and compare real student loan rates through a single form, bringing simplicity, choice, and transparency to an otherwise inefficient and opaque lending process. Businesses use Sparrow to offer their customers a white-labeled student loan marketplace. Founded by students for students, Sparrow’s mission is to make education accessible and affordable for all. Learn more at and follow us on LinkedIn.

About SAGE Scholars

SAGE Scholars, headquartered in Philadelphia, is the nation’s oldest and largest private college preparation and funding organization. With a mission to provide access to affordable college opportunities, SAGE Scholars brings together families, colleges and universities, and benefit providers to create college funding solutions. For more information, visit

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