Launched in January 2016, the Center for Consumer Advocacy at American Student Assistance® (ASA) advocates for consumers in the college financing and repayment process with the aim of broadening public understanding of this educational topic as one of wider economic concern.  The Center conducts research and participates in policy discussions on critical student debt issues to help support our work advocating to ensure students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond, unhampered by crippling student debt.

At ASA®, we believe higher education is the gateway to the American dream and economic mobility – and that dream should remain an equal opportunity for all. We work every day to eliminate finance as a barrier to higher education and all the dreams that education enables, and we invite you to help us in this effort.