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About Us

The Institute of Student Loan Advisors Corporation (TISLA) was founded to ensure that all student loan borrowers have access to free, neutral and clear student loan advice and dispute resolution assistance. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit who believes that these borrowers have a right to a trusted resource with industry experience to mentor, educate and advocate for them. Student loan borrowers have a right to such a resource without being charged a fee, barraged with advertisements or forced to provide personal information that may later be sold.

Our goal is to help you help yourself. We are not here to manage your student loans for you, but to give you expert advice and help you to manage them successfully. We will offer fair, neutral advice that outlines what you are eligible for that is in line with current regulation and statute.

What We Can Do For You

  • Offer expert advice on your student loans
  • Help you decide which repayment plan make the most sense for you
  • Determine if you are eligible for loan forgiveness or discharge
  • Offer guidance in any dispute you may have regarding your student loans
  • Guide you through completing required forms and applications
  • Help you get out of a default or delinquency status

What We Cannot Do For you

  • Offer legal advice
  • Offer opinions on a particular company or servicer
  • Fill out or submit your forms for you
  • Pay your loans
  • Change the law or regulations
  • Manage your loan accounts for you


From James D. August 1, 2018

“I am very happy that I found I was very frustrated with trying to solve my student loan issues on my own and Betsy was such a great help with advice and follow up. Thank you so much!”

How We Are Funded

At the core of TISLA’s values is the promise of free, neutral and transparent student loan advice. For that reason, we do not accept advertising funds from any businesses nor fees from consumers. TISLA is funded through grants, donations and our fee for service products we offer to employers, schools and associations with constituencies concerned with student debt.   Such donations and partnerships will be listed on this page to ensure continued transparency. If you are interested in helping to fund TISLA, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, please contact betsy “at” or donate through donorbox online.

TISLA 2018 Annual Report

Partnership Opportunities

TISLA offers several affordable and customizable packages to suit your constituencies needs for expert student loan repayment education and assistance.  These offerings are suitable for employers looking to attract and retain valuable employees or schools who wish to provide student loan assistance to their alumni, students and employees.  Our services can also be a way for associations to provide additional value to their members.  Please contact betsy “at” for more information on partnering with TISLA.

Our Leadership

TISLA is currently completing its board roster. If you, or someone you know, has a passion for the issue of student debt, can contribute their business, non-profit or other expertise and influence, and would like to consider serving, please contact betsy “at”

Our Mission

To make certain that all student loan borrowers have access to free, neutral and accurate resources and mentoring to ensure they can successfully manage their student loan debt.

Our Values

  • Accuracy
  • Clarity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Approachable
  • Respect
  • Neutrality
  • Transparency
  • To be of service to others