College is a time of newfound freedom for many students. That can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances, too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success.
To help you build that solid financial foundation Holyoke Community College is providing SALT, a new membership program, as a gift to all students. SALT will help you take charge of your finances, look for jobs and internships, access exclusive discounts and deals, and understand loan repayment options if you have student loans. Plus, it will always be free to our students. Always.
In a concerted effort to help students understand the federal student loan program, the Financial Aid office has put together the following Financial Aid Student Loan Information Sessions. We hope you are able to join us!
Financial Aid Student Loan Information Sessions
Wednesday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., KC 303
How to cut student debt before, during, and after college.
Wednesday, April 11, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., KC 303
Know what you owe! Learn how to access NSLDS to obtain your loan balance and loan service agency information.
Wednesday, May 9, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., KC 303
Repayment: Do you have a loan and have dropped below six credits, graduating, transferring to another college, or taking a semester off? Learn about the options available to you for your loans.
Topics of Interest
As part of an initiative to ensure that Holyoke Community College students are financially literate for their lifetime, Holyoke Community College has partnered with American Student Assistance (a nonprofit organization) to create a free financial education program for our current Holyoke Community College students, as well as our alumni. This product is called SALT.
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What You'll Learn
- Why you should set a budget for gifts.
- Ways to help you manage gift costs.
- Inexpensive gift ideas for any occasion.
What is SALT?
SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, to help current Holyoke Community College students like you become more financially savvy. This program rewards you for making smart money decisions, and we're providing all of its services to you – including your membership – free of charge.
Activating your SALT membership allows you take advantage of members-only features, like:
- Interactive money management tools that show you how to take control of your finances
- A personal dashboard that tracks all of your student loans in one place
- Loan advice from SALT's expert counselors
- My Money 101-a self-paced, online training resource that teaches you practical money management strategies for budgeting, credit management, and more
- Access to thousands of jobs and internships to jumpstart your career
- Exclusive benefits that help you save and spend smart
For more information, visit the SALT website.