Financial Literacy

  • At Dean College, we believe in giving our students a well-rounded education in and out of the classroom—and in helping you achieve your future financial success. 

    It goes without saying that it is imperative that students have at the very least a basic understanding of the principles of financial literacy. 52% of our students who graduated during the 2015-2016 academic year borrowed student loans. On average they borrowed $31,000 over their length of their program. It is our goal to educate our students so they can make better informed decisions while they are in school and after they have graduated.

    That is why we have teamed up with the nonprofit American Student Assistance® (ASA) to offer SALT®—a comprehensive financial education program that helps students build money skills for life. Dean is giving this program to our students for FREE, and we recommend that all students sign up.

    We have also brought Inceptia on board to provide you with FREE assistance on your Federal student loan obligations to ensure successful, and comfortable, loan repayment.


    We chose SALT because it knows how, when, and where to speak to students like you. In fact, students helped build the program! That user insight, plus ASA’s 60 years’ experience counseling millions of students, makes SALT a valuable resource for you now and in the future. And its proactive approach to financial education and help with managing student loans will set you up for smart money choices.


    With SALT, members enjoy benefits such as:

    • Unbiased advice on how to pay for school, exclusive scholarship, internship, and job search tools.
    • Personalized ways to save and track money.
    • Tips, tools, articles and videos to help you get smarter about finances.


    We encourage you to sign up by visiting to take advantage of all that SALT has to offer. Together, we can help you take control of your debt and own your finances, now and after college.


    We’ve partnered with Inceptia to help you explore a wide variety of possibilities such as alternative repayment plans, deferment, consolidation, discharge, forgiveness, and forbearance options. Inceptia will stay in touch with you via phone calls, letters, and/or emails to help you find answers to your questions and solutions to your issues.

    For additional resources including information on repayment options, please visit Inceptia’s Federal Student Loan Overview website at

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