Illuminate your career, from education to financing

Become the most unstoppable you with Lantern, a free career and education resource all in one platform.


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By creating an account, you agree to Lantern’s terms and conditions and privacy policy.

We’ll be your guiding light.

Lantern guides you through the complex process of getting to your next career and everything along the way. Create a free account to save your personal goals, so the details never get lost, and neither do you.

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Blaze your education path

“I know what I want to study, but I don’t know which program.”

Your learning path isn’t far away - what you need is here, all in one place

  • Filter and compare education programs with StudyMatch™.
  • Contact schools in a single click.
  • Choose from our list of pre-evaluated education partners.
Explore programs in StudyMatch™
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Finance your education path

“With so many expenses, I don’t know if I can afford to go back to college right now.”

We know cost is the elephant in the room when it comes to college. That’s why we built tools to help.

  • Browse student loan rates and compare your options.
  • Use the Affordability Calculator to determine if you’re financially ready.
  • Track important dates with alerts and a Financial Aid Checklist.
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  • View and save scholarships to track all of your application deadlines.
Find funding sources
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Discover your career possibilities

“I’m not sure what career I want, so I don’t know what to study.”

Build a personalized career guide with your goals in mind using practical tools to help chart your journey.

  • Take our Career Interests Quiz to get paired with a list of careers that fit your interests.
  • Use our Career Browser to explore options in your field.
  • Follow trending locations and job outlooks for your career matches and industries.
  • Save and favorite the best career options, so you can come back at any time.
Find my career match

How can Lantern help you?

Choose what you need help with first. We’ll guide you through them all later.

I’m exploring the possibilities

Discover the careers that make the most sense for me

Explore the education and degree options available

Help me figure out how to pay for it

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Illuminate your career with a free Lantern account.

Starting fresh gives you a lot of options. That’s a good thing. Create a profile to build a free career plan that considers your goals, motivations, education level, and more.

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