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Whether you want your community college certificate, a 4-year degree, or both, reach your goal with Salt®.
Get the information you need on:
- How to transfer from community college.
- Different ways to pay for school.
- Tips on finding work/life balance and more.
Spending 2 years at community college and then transferring to the best 4-year school you can is a huge advantage personally and financially—just listen to these students who did it themselves.
Striking a balance between work and school can be stressful if you don’t know where to start. Good time management and planning are your keys to success.
Getting financial aid for college doesn’t have to be confusing. This infographic makes it easy for you to know how to find, understand, and apply for aid.
College is the ladder to your future. Find out each step to take and when with Salt®.
Reach the top with information on:
- Paying for your education with scholarships.
- Getting an internship or job.
- Saving money for travel, tomorrow, and more.
Want to know how much topics, word counts, and everything else matter when writing a great scholarship essay? Listen to these scholarship providers.
You'll earn more from internships than just a paycheck and some college credit. This infographic explains their real value.
Pursuing different advanced degrees comes with different benefits and risks. Before committing the cash for school, make sure you know what you’re doing and why.
Find new ways to manage and maximize your time, energy, and money with tips and advice from Salt®.
Achieve balance with information on:
- Landing your dream job after graduation.
- Borrowing wisely for school.
- Ways to increase your financial independence.
Grad PLUS loans are federal student loans for graduate students. They have no annual or total borrowing limit, which makes these a good option for borrowers looking to cover a tuition gap.
Your brain has two hemispheres: one for emotions and another all about rational thought. You’re happier—and better off—when you tap into both sides before making financial decisions.
Before you apply to a grad school program, find out if the degree you’ll earn will really boost your earning potential.
Whether you've graduated or college just isn't right for you now, figure out your next step with Salt®.
Move forward with:
- Advice and tools that can help you land a job.
- Articles on ways to take charge of your money.
- Expert help repaying student loans.
Like many people, Gabe panicked after graduating—especially since he owed over $100,000. With discipline and sacrifice, he defeated his debt (and it felt really, really good).
New grads typically work in entry-level positions for 2 to 5 years. If you become frustrated before that, discuss your options with your manager and identify your career goals to decide whether to move on.
Learn the financial basics with Salt®, and defeat your debt—student loans and otherwise.
Create your plan with info on:
- How to build and stick to a budget.
- Why your credit score really matters.
- Ways to grow your savings.
Budgeting can help you take control of your money, especially if you have a goal you're working toward. Get what you want by examining your spending and identifying your income to build a budget.
Control your credit card balances and find out what your spending means for your future.
From coffee and commuting to takeout and tutoring, there are lots of little things you can do to save money every day. See how one student learned to love her budget in this video.
Debt’s a four-letter word, but don’t let your student loan payments get you down. Take control with Salt®.
Learn all about:
- Plans that lower your payments.
- Ways to pause payments temporarily.
- How to have your loans forgiven altogether.
Use our Repayment Navigator to add your federal student loan information to your SALT account and learn about all of the options available to you on your road to repayment.
Carine, a loan counselor for Salt, outlines options for defaulted borrowers to get payments back on track.
Harness the power of social media to open your friends' eyes to these useful student loan facts.
There are tons of scholarship dollars and different financial aid for college. Simplify it all with Salt®.
Get the information you need on:
- Where to find and how to win scholarships.
- The different types of student loans.
- Ways to decrease college costs.
Scholarships allow you to cover education costs for free. Find awards you qualify for based on your hobbies, interests, academic background, and more with the Salt scholarship search engine.
If you're a community college student who wants to transfer to a 4-year school, you have to take a certain number of courses in these six different categories.
When borrowing private student loans, get a deal that's good for you by looking at what the lender offers for interest rates, fees, repayment options, and more.
Find the right job and drive yourself right up the corporate ladder with help from Salt®.
Take charge of your career with:
- Advice on internship and jobs searches.
- Tips for nailing a job interview.
- Ways to polish your résumé.
Networking plays a significant role in a job search. By thinking creatively about whom you can connect with (they could be family, friends, neighbors, or anyone else) you'll always be prepared to make contact.
Make a great first impression by being on time and prepared to give insightful answers to common interview questions.
Some people not only fall into jobs, but they also fall in love with their work. You can take different routes to do something you love—just focus on what makes you happy.