Advertiser disclosure

Who we are

Lantern is a comprehensive resource for current and prospective students, giving them the tools they need to make informed decisions about their educational paths and careers. Whether students are looking for financial aid, comparing college programs, or exploring school funding options, we offer free tools and guides that can take the stress out of their online search.

Editorial independence is our top priority, and we provide these resources because we believe transparent information and data-driven content are powerful tools for accessing high-quality education. Our experts do all the fact-finding for students, and we can even help identify the schools that match their ambitions, geographic location, and financial circumstances.

How we make money

Every company needs to generate revenue, and at Lantern, we do this primarily by advertising certain programs on behalf of schools that compensate us for student referrals.

This means that when users make school selections using our program search tool, or when they interact with an ad labeled as “ad” or “advertising disclosure” on MyLantern.com, we may receive compensation. We strive to be as transparent as possible when it comes to separating our advertised and editorial content — the advertising placements through which we receive compensation are unambiguously identified with terms like “ad” or “advertising disclosure.”

We may also make money through affiliate partner links: If you click on a product link, we may earn a commission. Our writers and editors make independent recommendations without influence from our business team. We take steps to ensure our site is accurate and up to date, but some information might be different than what you find by visiting a vendor website. All products are presented without warranty.