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Abigail Seldin
CEO

Higher Ed

  • Costs
  • FAFSA
  • Financial aid
  • Lenders
  • Value of college
  • Economy and college
  • Finance and funding

Abigail Seldin is the CEO of the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, which she co-founded with her husband, Whitney Haring-Smith, in 2019. SHSF funds seed stage public interest projects and collaborates with leading technology companies to build self-sustaining tools for today’s students. In 2020, SHSF is launching SwiftStudent, a free digital tool that provides financial aid appeal guidance and letter templates for students, with a coalition of 17 leading higher education organizations. A Rhodes Scholar and Forbes “30 Under 30,” Seldin previously co-founded College Abacus, an edtech company known as the “Kayak.com of college financial aid,” in 2012. Seldin served as the company’s CEO until she led the successful sale in 2014 to ECMC Group. She joined the acquirer as VP of Innovation & Product Development, where she started and led their DC-based innovation Lab, an 80% female technology and design center. Seldin now serves on the boards of Temple University’s Hope Center, Montgomery College Foundation, and the Association of American Rhodes Scholars.