FAME Partners with American Student Assistance to Tackle College Affordability and Student Debt

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) has partnered with American Student Assistance (ASA) to revolutionize how Maine college-goers finance and repay their higher education costs.  Through the innovative educational membership program SALTSM, functionally powered by ASA and administered in Maine by FAME, Maine college students and alumni will receive financial literacy and proactive education debt management services free-of-charge. 

 SALT is the industry-leading financial empowerment program created by ASA to improve the financial capabilities of college students and alumni, as well as to assist student loan borrowers once they enter repayment.  In addition to one-on-one counseling and guidance, students and alumni will have access to online tools as part of ASA’s membership program, including:  a highly interactive, experience-based financial education curriculum; a personalized dashboard by which students may track their loans; interactive calculators; access to job and scholarship searches; and other benefits and rewards to help reduce the cost of attending college.

 

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