The Salt® program will end on December 31, 2018. After that date, this website will redirect to that of our parent company’s, American Student Assistance® (ASA). On behalf of everyone involved with Salt, we hope our services helped you plan for, pay for, and repay the cost of a degree.

Answers to some frequently asked questions about this transition are below. If you require further assistance, please contact us.

I need to complete Salt Courses. Are these still available?

Yes, Salt Courses will be available until December 31, 2018. Our school partners are aware of the changes taking place with Salt. If they still require you to complete Salt Courses, you can access these until December 31, 2018, here. Contact your school’s financial aid office if you have additional questions about their requirements.

When will I lose access to my scholarship search profile?

You will no longer be able to access your scholarship search profile after September 26, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we encourage you to bookmark future awards to apply for—the tool provides deadlines months in advance. If you’re looking for a different scholarship search engine, try,, and Big Future.

What will happen to the site’s other tools, articles, videos, etc.?

Most of the site’s other content assets will be available until the end of the year. However, those that require the support of third parties (such as some calculators and videos) will be removed when those vendor agreements conclude in the summer and fall of 2018.

Can I still get answers to my student loan questions from expert counselors?

Yes. Our counselors remain available to answer your questions—for free. You can use our virtual and live chat options. You can also always tweet your questions about student loans or paying for school to @asa_org with #ASAhelp or reach out to us on Facebook at American Student Assistance.

Why is Salt going away?

At ASA®, we want to develop innovative ways to help you succeed. As a result, our focus is changing—but our commitment to students and their families isn’t. We’re excited about what’s next for ASA, and to share it with you. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date