Topeka, Kan. – April is Financial Literacy Month and the Financial Aid office at Washburn University is taking full advantage of the opportunity to educate students. This year, the emphasis is on the SALT program available to students and alumni to assist them with loan repayment and financial information resources. SALT, named after the first form of currency, is free for Washburn students and alumni to use. It offers loan repayment strategies, loan forgiveness information, scholarship advice, job resume suggestions, and more. SALT has many tools, including a nationwide scholarship search engine, job search engine, and budget and retirement calculator. You can learn more about SALT by visiting Washburn’s website and navigating to the “Ichabod Financial Counseling Services” page.
The Financial Aid office has displays across campus through the month of April and is visiting with students about SALT and other financial programs. In addition, the office is holding a selfie contest designed to promote financial literacy. Participating students will take selfies that represent good financial decisions and investments they have made. To enter the contest, interested students can visit the Financial Aid office to pick up a financial literacy button that they’ll wear in their selfies. Two grand prize winners will receive $50 gift cards.