Whether you are a freshman trying to keep enough dollars in your pocket to enjoy a night out, or a graduating sophomore wondering how you’re going to repay those student loans, chances are money is on your mind a lot. Now, there’s a free resource to help students become money savvy – a new financial education program called SALT.
Mount Wachusett Community College has joined a growing list of higher education institutions nationwide to partner with SALT. This online tool supports students and alumni as they finance higher education and manage their student loans. SALT aims to educate, empower, and engage members to truly own their finances by making it rewarding, easy, and fun to make smarter student loan and financial decisions. The tool will remain free for students through the many financial decisions they face after graduating or transferring.
All MWCC students received an email invitation to join SALT for free. SALT can help students demystify the student loan process; track and plan student loans, find scholarships, internships and jobs; and gain knowledge about finances. Those who sign up with SALT through March 14 will be entered into a drawing to receive a free 32GB NOOK HD Tablet.
“Mount Wachusett community college is committed to easing our students’ debt burden,” said President Daniel Asquino. “While we cannot erase the debt that our students take on, we can empower them to make smarter, more informed financial decisions. SALT gives students and alumni the financial competencies they need to take control of not only their student loan experience, but all of their finances as they transition from college to the workplace.”
SALT was created by American Student Assistance (ASA) a 56-year-old nonprofit that empowers college students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their student loan debt. For more information, contact Eveliz Rivera-White, Financial Aid Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org or SALT at www.saltmoney.org.
– Eveliz Rivera-White