You’re about to embark on the most important journey of your life, where you’ll be making big decisions almost every day. Our guidance and trusted advice will help you feel confident that you’re making smarter choices that will set you on the right path.

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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 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

Your Choices Impact Your Success!

This interactive tool will help you analyze available options from a very unique perspective: yours! By answering some key questions, we’ll walk you through the primary options available to you, complete with associated costs and benefits, to help you make smarter choices. Check it out! »