The Net Cost of College
Financial aid is a complex and tricky subject, and students with limited financial literacy have trouble answering the question, "How much will my education cost?"
I designed a section of the UC Berkeley student portal to clearly delineate between financial aid that must be paid back and that which is essentially free. This section serves as a student's first introduction to their financial aid package, and figures prominently in the financial section of the site. When it launches in Q1 2016, it will be used by 35,000+ students yearly.
This project, and the others I undertook during my internship, gave me valuable exposure to the challenges of working on an enterprise system. I found that I really flourish when dealing with complexity, and have a knack for "filling in the gaps," as I like to say.
Our financial aid designs, including this one, were shortlisted at the Service Design Network's 2015 international design awards.