Our mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. 

Our Why

Like most people, we have seen friends and family struggle to pay for college. It became clear that in order to change the system, we needed to build something new. We launched Earnest to give every responsible borrower the chance to go to college and pay off their student loans.

Our What

Our student loans are created with simplicity in mind. The application is designed for your convenience, with clear language and intuitive design to help guide you. You can chat, call or email a friendly customer service rep for support. We work relentlessly to offer some of the lowest interest rates on the market because we see you as an individual, not a student loan.

Our Fearless Team

Earnest is a collective of engineers, financial professionals, designers, and storytellers. Our leaders are experts in technology and passionate about changing student lending, one loan at a time.

David Green

Chief Executive Officer

Victoria Hughes

Chief People Officer

Craig Battin

Chief Marketing Officer

John C.

John Coburn

Managing Director and Head of Legal

Mike S Engineering

Mike Sprague

VP Engineering