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What is Salt?

A Financial Education and Responsible Borrower Program
After working with millions of student borrowers, American Student Assistance® (ASA) combined 60 years of knowledge and best practices into a powerful program called Salt®. Today, there are 275 participating schools and over 1,100,000 active members.

Salt is designed to empower college students and alumni to confidently approach, manage, and pay back their student loans while gaining financial skills for life—offering a comprehensive continuum of services aligned to the student life cycle: from college financing through successful loan repayment.

Salt delivers services built around the student—before, during, and after college:

  • Well-timed, neutral financial education resources, advice, and self-paced courses designed from the student’s point of view
  • Live one-on-one counseling by trained advisors who can answer the students’ questions objectively and advocate on their behalf
  • Easy-to-use tools that help students and alumni monitor and manage their loans and payments online
  • Help finding jobs, internships, and scholarships

Learn more about how Salt helps schools to create a new generation of capable and confident student borrowers.