Soon-to-Be Graduates

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The following information will help seniors and master's candidates be fully prepared for graduation.

SALT MONEY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The University of Tampa has partnered with the nonprofit organization American Student Assistance (ASA) to provide access to SALT. The SALT program teaches students to be financially savvy and borrow wisely for college and beyond. This is a free, lifetime membership for University of Tampa students. Modules are available to assist students through many milestones in their lives, from entering repayment on student loans to budgeting, purchasing a car or home, obtaining credit scores and more. Learn more.
 
Having trouble making loan payments? That’s why we’ve partnered with ASA – to help you find the right repayment option for you. Don’t default. Get help now.
 
(877) 523-9473
loanhelp@saltmoney.org
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET

WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU’VE BORROWED?

Visit the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) to view information about all of the federal student loans you have received and to find contact information for the loan servicer or lender for your federal student loans (includes the Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, and Perkins loans). You will need your federal student aid PIN to access your information (the same PIN you used to sign your FAFSA application).
 
On NSLDS, you’ll also find out who the servicer is on your loan(s). This is the company to which you’ll be making your loan payments.

You can find more general information about loans and repayment at www.studentaid.ed.gov.

LOAN EXIT COUNSELING

Not only is Loan Exit Counseling a requirement, there is a lot of good information offered about your federal student loans, repayment, what to do if you’re having trouble making payments and consolidation. Complete Loan Exit Counseling online here or attend one of the Loan Exit Counseling presentations given by professional Financial Aid counselors before you graduate. Dates for counseling sessions are announced in the weeks before commencement towards the end of the fall and spring semesters. See the Financial Aid events calendar for upcoming dates.

ALTERNATIVE LOANS

Did you take alternative loans to help pay for your UT education? There are loan consolidation, forbearance and deferment options available. For more information on these options contact your private loan lender directly.  

Resolving Disputes

As a LAST RESORT, contact the Department of Education Student Loan Ombudsman (advocate) office:

FSA Ombudsman 
830 First Street, NE, Mail Stop 5144
Washington, DC 20202-5144
(877) 557-2575
www.ombudsman.ed.gov