Salt Financial Literacy Program is available to the SMC community and provides tools to manage finances and loan repayment.

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Salt Financial Literarcy Program

A laptop lays open on a table with the Salt website on the screen.Salt Financial Literacy Program is an online financial literacy program designed to help SMC undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni easily manage their money and student loans. Saint Mary's College is committed to enhancing students' financial literacy and has partnered with American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization, to offer this free service.

The SMC community can access lessons, blogs, videos, articles, and web self-serve tools to manage federal and private loan debt, track credit cards, mortgages, and car loans. Salt also provides payment calculators, as well as one-on-one loan debt counseling and advocacy. Members can use the site for job, internship, and scholarship searches, as well as information on building resumes and essays.

Ready to achieve your goals? To become a Salt member, please register at:

What are some features Salt members can access?

  • Find money for school: win scholarhips, reduce college costs, explore different types of student loans
  • Research plans to lower your student debt, pause your payments, or have your loans forgiven alogether
  • Land a killer job: find positions, polish your resume, or nail an interview
  • How to transfer from a community college
  • Why your credit score really mattters
  • How to build and stick to a budget
  • Ways to grow your savings

Why Is It Called "Salt"?

Back in the day (way, way back in the day), salt was the universal currency. It's why Salt goes back to basics to give you universal info and smart strategies to help you take control of your money.