Have you heard of Thrivent? They bring a unique, not-for-profit approach to everything they do—putting people before profits in all aspects of their business. It’s the philosophy and the mission they’ve been guided by for over 100 years. One that’s backed by over $116 billion in managed assets of people who trust and believe in a different way of doing business, and a unique way of looking at money as a tool, not a goal. They help they’re members be wise with money, because when people are more financially secure, they’re free to live more content, confident and generous lives.
Introducing: Thrivent Student Resources
Thrivent Student Resources puts that philosophy to work in the lives of those who are on their journey to college. They provide a thriving hub of tools and resources related to helping you achieve your college dreams with as little debt as possible. They’ve spoken with experts, former/current students, teachers, administrators and parents to collect resources together that can help you make wise money decisions when it comes to your college experience.
How To Get Started
Joining their online community connects you with:
- A dashboard with a to-do list of goals and tasks to guide you through the process
- Our student loan crowdfunding tool called GradPath
- Scholarship opportunities, as we add to our growing database
- Educational resources about how to pay for college
- Lessons on how to be wise with money during college
- Fun and useful tools to help with your college funding needs
Let them help you on your journey to college with less debt. They have the tools and resources you need
to make informed decisions about how to prepare, plan and pay for college. Whether you’re going to a trade school, local university, vocational school or any other form of higher education, Thrivent Student Resources wants to get you to graduation with less debt.
Why Is This Important?
Student loan debt is at an all-time high. Thivenet’s approach to educate on this matter is The New School Mindset. This means being wise with your money by only borrowing what you need. Here’s what they believe are the core values of The New School Mindset:
- Borrow as little as possible to pay for school. Not a dollar more, not a penny less.
- Look at education as an investment and calculate your ROI. Your loan payment should not be more than 10% of your usual income and you should be able to pay it off in 10 years or less with the right plan.
- Have a plan of action to fund your education. They can help determine what you need and then track your progress.
- Don’t leave free money on the table. They have the tools to help you apply for scholarships early and often. Every free dollar helps!