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It’s a classic case of “good news, bad news.” Your student is headed for college (that’s the great news!), but now you have to figure how out to afford it. Don’t panic! We’ve built this site, and our entire organization, to help you navigate the landscape.

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Counselors and Financial Aid

Every year, you’re tasked with providing your students all the information they need to make smart, informed decisions about college. At ISM, our mission is to help you do just that.

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The Financial Aid Minute

How to Fund Your College Education Wisely

There are fundamental questions that need to be answered before you can know the best way to fund your college education. What most people miss is that the answers aren’t the same for everyone. At ISM, we’ll give you the help you need to navigate the landscape to find the best way for you.

The Student Loan Game Plan

Funding Choices Impact Your Future!

Want to know the impact of student loan borrowing on your future budget? By answering some key questions within this interactive budgeting tool, such as the amount you plan to borrow to help pay for your education and the career field(s) you are considering, we’ll walk you through the associated costs and benefits to help you make smarter choices for funding your education. Check it out! »