ASA’s Education & Career Planning Services – Although, ASA’s Education and Career Planning Centers are temporarily closed, we are still committed to supporting students and families. In lieu of in-person meetings, Education Advisors are available by telephone and email to provide students and families with personalized, in-depth information on planning for a post-secondary education, including financial aid questions. Families in Boston or Brockton that need in-depth 1-1 support can call 617.536.0200, 508.586.3100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, for general FAFSA questions, career exploration guidance, or federal student loan support, our ASA call center remains available to customers nationwide at 866.465.6262, or for MA residents at 877.332.4348.
Mentoring Kids Despite Social Distancing – MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, has published important tips and resources about how to connect with kids during this time of social distancing: https://www.mentoring.org/2020/03/mentors-covid-19-announcement/.
Virtual Career Exploration for Students – Nepris is helping teachers and students affected by school closures. Now through April, they are opening their live virtual industry chats to help students stay engaged. Click here to learn more: https://www.nepris.com/industry/talks
Student Loan Advice – Our friends at The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA) have created a blog with information to assist borrowers who may experience financial hardship due to the pandemic, as well as information on the recently announced temporary cessation of interest on federally held loans: http://freestudentloanadvice.org/student-loan-strategies-for-those-affected-by-covid-19/
ASA’s mission has always centered around supporting students, and we will continue to provide useful resources and information as things progress.