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SCU Selects American Student Assistance to Address College Affordability and Student Debt

March 20, 2013

Providing the best educational experience is always a priority and we are committed to providing the resources and support to help students navigate a successful career path. Achieving a rewarding career in healthcare also means developing personal financial skills which we believe it is an integral part of a well rounded education.


As part of an initiative to ensure that SCU students are financially literate for their lifetime, SCU has partnered with American Student Assistance (a nonprofit organization) to create a free debt management and financial education program for our current students, as well as our alumni. This new product is called SALT.


What is SALT?

SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, to help current SCU students like you become more financially savvy. As an educational resource it provides financial education and empowerment to students to help address the issues of college affordability and student debt. 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.


Here are some benefits about the SALT program here at SCU:
  • Meaningful benefits and incentives that lower the total cost of college attendance such as scholarship services, job/internship searches, or discounts on discretionary items

  • Highly interactive Web financial education curriculum and other
    educational content that develops student’s financial competencies

  • Multiple self-serve Web tools and calculators to assist with budgeting

  • Personalized online dashboard to track all their federal and
    private student loans in one place and compare payment options

  • One-on-one repayment counseling with student loan experts

  • Advocacy and assistance with resolving complex student loan related problems

  • Proactive communication about student loan repayment options

  • Tools to prepare students and alumni with practical money skills for life


At SCU, understanding financial aid and your responsibilities when borrowing money is equally important as selecting the right University and program. We are committed to providing access to important educational financial management tools and resources for our
students and alumni.