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Release Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:47 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Sholnn Freeman
Communications Specialist
202.238.2394
sholnn.freeman@howard.edu
     
http://www.howard.edu/newsroom/      
Allesandra Lanza
Director of Corporate Public Relations
American Student Assistance
617.728.4631
lanza@asa.org
SALT Offers $10,000 Sweepstakes to Help Students Pay Tuition, Loans
 

WASHINGTON (May 13, 2013) – For Howard University students looking for immediate help with tuition costs, SALT is running a nationwide, educational sweepstakes at FaceTheRed.com until June 30. Students who enter the SALT contest will be eligible to win one of three $10,000 prizes to help pay for school and/or repay student loans.

This spring, Howard partnered with American Student Assistance® (ASA), mtvU and Usher to provide student debt relief for one very lucky Howard student. ASA® also recently launched its online psychological thriller The Red—a short film that captures the horrors student loans can provoke.

SALT is a free educational resource created by ASA that provides simple, smart and personalized ways for college students and recent graduates to take control of their student debt and manage their finances. With a combination of helpful tools, tailored information, and unbiased expertise, SALT helps students borrow less, borrow smart, and repay their loans in a way that works for them.

As part of mtvU’s “Random Acts of Kindness” campaign, ASA surprised Howard student Corey Arvinger with a $12,000 check to pay off his debt and return to campus. Howard matched the donation with another $12,000 to further his education as part of the University’s Bridging the Gap Student Campaign. Arvinger had left school and was working two jobs at home while trying to raise tuition money online by crowd-funding his education. The segment is currently running on MTV2 and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, and can also be viewed on mtvu.com.

ASA and Howard came together on this initiative as an extension of an existing partnership to bring SALT to Howard’s campus. SALT is currently being offered for free to all Howard students and alumni’s, giving them unlimited access to the information and tools on saltmoney.org/Howard, as well as free one-on-one phone counseling with SALT loan specialists.

“Student debt can be a huge burden for so many young people. We are happy to have helped Corey feel some relief and to give him the opportunity to focus on his education again,” said Sue Burton, managing director of Marketing at ASA. “We’re also excited to be working with Howard to make SALT available to all of their students. Together we’re helping Howard students better understand and manage their loans, because we know how easy it is to become overwhelmed by debt and how little guidance is out there for those who are seeking it.”

ABOUT HOWARD
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars, and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's website at www.howard.edu.

About SALT and ASA: SALT is a free educational resource that provides simple, smart, personalized ways for college students and recent graduates to take control of their student debt and manage their finances. With a combination of helpful tools, tailored information, and unbiased expertise, SALT helps young people borrow less, borrow smart, and repay their loans in a way that works for them. SALT was created by American Student Assistance, a nonprofit organization with 50+ years’ experience helping people make better decisions about financing their education and repaying student loans. You can visit SALT at www.saltmoney.org.


ABOUT HOWARD

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at www.howard.edu.


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