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SALT Partnership with ASA and COE

SALT® is a comprehensive financial education program that helps students build money skills for life. SALT teamed up with the Council for Opportunity in Education to provide you with resources to raise the financial competencies of your students before, during and after college. Under this two-year pilot program, SALT's web-based curriculum will be made available to three of COE's ten regions: ASPIRE, Inc., the Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel, and NEOA. This means that all TRIO programs in these regions have full access to SALT's online resources at absolutely no cost. Program usage and outcomes will be monitored at the regional level, and after reviewing the success of the pilot phase, the intention is to make SALT available to all TRIO programs nationwide.

With SALT, you and your students have access to:

  • A scholarship search tool that includes a database with over $14 billion in scholarships
  • Resources to help with the college enrollment planning including the admissions, financial aid and transfer process
  • One central place to monitor and manage student loans and other debt
  • Job and internship search tools and resume and career tips to prepare for finding a job
  • Access to My Money 101™ financial education curriculum with 12 interactive money management lessons
  • Easy-to-use tools and calculators that help students take charge of their finances

For a quick video that walks through these resources visit saltmoney.org/tour. Then get started using the tools by visiting saltmoney.org/coeneoa.

How to use SALT:

This flexible program allows you to build the tools into your activities in many ways. For pre-college programs, consider requiring students to take the Educational Planning lesson in My Money 101 before your financial aid seminar or workshop. For students currently enrolled in college, consider requiring students to upload their federal student loans into the Know What You Owe tool or Repayment Navigator to monitor borrowing and prepare for repayment. Regardless of grade level, all tools can be easily shared through your natural channels including social media, email or part of a conversation during one-on-one meetings. And SALT is very accessible and easy to use on mobile devices. Click here for a one-page flyer to help you spread the word.

About SALT and American Student Assistance

SALT is a free and unbiased nonprofit-backed financial education program dedicated to giving students, alumni, and families the money knowledge they need for college and beyond. With a combination of helpful tools, tailored information, and unbiased expertise, SALT helps young people successfully pay for, and repay, college costs. SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization with 50+ years' experience helping people make better decisions about financing their education and repaying student loans. Visit www.saltmoney.org or www.asa.org for more information.