American Student Assistance
- Employees in region:
- Financial Services & Insurance
- HQ location:
- Boston, MA
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American Student Assistance is a nonprofit services and advocacy organization whose mission is to help college students and their families successfully manage higher education debt. Through proactive counseling, guidance, and education, ASA provides borrowers with objective and personalized federal student loan solutions throughout their entire loan experience. As part of a recently completed initiative overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, ASA helped borrowers avert over $120 million of loan defaults through its federal student loan debt management program.
Established in 1956 as the nation's first student loan guarantor and based in Boston, Massachusetts, ASA employs approximately 500 associates and has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe as one of the region's best places to work. In 2011, ASA was also named one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in the United States by Achievers, the industry-leading employee rewards and recognition company.