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  • To coincide with Military Appreciation Month, American Student Assistance, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education, has updated its Military Smartbook for Defeating Student Debt. The e-book, available at, provides useful information for active servicemembers and veterans regarding student loan debt.

  • The Des Moines Register publishes an op-ed which highlights the work of Iowa Student Loan.

  • Fox News highlights a loan program by INvestED, which aims to help Hoosier students tackle college debt dilemmas.

  • As part of the White House Student Debt Challenge, American Student AssistanceĀ®, a private nonprofit dedicated to eliminating finance as a barrier to education and the dreams education enables, achieved nearly four million views of its communications around federal income-driven repayment over the past six months, far surpassing the organizationā€™s original goal of one million impressions.

  • In an op-ed published by the Daily North Shore, Illinois Student Assistance Commission Executive Director Eric Zarnikow outlines what students and families can do to financially prepare for college.

  • EverFi, Inc., the leading provider of subscription-based digital learning to K-12 schools, universities, corporations, sports leagues, and non-profits announced they have raised $190 million to advance its vision for education innovation. The Rise Fund and TPG Growth invested $150 million, with Main Street Advisors and Advance Publications also joining the round. They join existing investors Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams, and Allen and Company as part of the growing investor network. EverFi is the first investment by The Rise Fund.

  • American Student Assistance has launched a national awareness and education campaign, #10YearsZeroDebt, to boost enrollment in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

  • According to the annual College Savings Indicator Study conducted by Fidelity Investments and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), nearly half of Massachusetts families are hungry for additional education when it comes to how to best save for college, with seven-in-ten respondents seeking more specific guidelines to define how much they should be saving.
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