Takeashine is an online crowdfunding platform for underprivileged students who risk missing out on higher education because they cannot meet their college costs. Without a doubt, one of the biggest burdens faced by families today is the inability to pay for a student’s higher education. Takeashine, a New Orleans-based non-profit, uses the proven crowdfunding method to enable students to raise up to their calculated Estimated Family Contribution, entirely online, ensuring that they can close the gap between the “demonstrated” and true financial need.