The CSLA Institute
Student Loan Advocacy & Education
CSLA’s mission is to help borrowers and financial advisors make fully informed decisions about student loan repayment within the context of a comprehensive financial plan. We accomplish this in part, through professional education for financial advisors, accredited through Humboldt State University, a campus of the California State University system. View the Extension Program.
The CSLP® Program For Financial Professionals
The Certified Student Loan Professional program is an online course and certification for licensed financial professionals. It helps advisors to accurately advise clients about student loan repayment within the scope of their financial goals. We have accreditation through Humboldt State University, a campus of the California State University system. Learn More.
- Four master courses
- More than 40 hours of presentations
- Loan analysis calculators
- Client forms and checklists
- Additional reference resources
- Self Paced & viewable on tablets
- Comprehension checks
- CE Credits
- Click to learn about college credits
- Accredited program
- Private advisor forum
- Online support
- Client support resources
- Free promotion of your business
- Be our podcast guest
- Blog contributor & cross promotion
Resources For Those in Loan Repayment
- No-cost borrower content provides basic information about proactive student loan management.
- Borrowers can review detailed background information about qualified professionals to assist with their repayment planning and financial plans.
- Free access to our problem solver tool. This provides basic direction on what actions to take in case of default or financial hardships. (not a replacement for professional guidance)
- Student loan repayment seminars to guide borrowers in making key decisions in conjunction with their financial professional.
How We Help Financial Professionals
- Our four-part course is offered in partnership with Humboldt State University, a member of the California State University system
- The CSLP™ professional designation, approved as an accredited designation by FINRA, co-issued by Humboldt State University (licensure requirement, professional student loan education, competency-testing, continuing education requirement, and adherence to fiduciary standard of care).
We Help Borrowers Find Qualified Advisors
- Providing educational resources to help consumers with student debt make the most appropriate financial decisions about loan repayment
- Connecting consumers with qualified professionals with knowledge of financial planning, taxes, investments and student loan repayment
- Creating national outreach programs to inform the general public about the range of student loan issues affecting the U.S. economy; avoiding student loan scams; understanding legitimate options for relief, and more about financial literacy.
Comprehensive Programs on Student Loans
The CSLP For Financial Professionals
The CSLP Program is the leading course training financial professionals how to deliver student loan advisory services. Complete the program, earn the CSLP designation, use the continuing support year after year.
The CSLP Student Loan Course For Borrowers
The Humboldt State University (HSU) School of Business has aligned with the Certified Student Loan Advisors Board of Standards (CSLA BOS) to provide advanced education and certification to students on a career track in financial and tax advising.
Through this joint effort, CSLA BOS will assist in the delivery of education courses, proctored examination, and the Certified Student Loan Professional designation.
Become a Certified Student Loan Professional
Submit the form and choose your interest type: Financial professional or student loan borrower.
We’ll make sure you receive more information through a series of emails about our programs and services.
For student loan borrowers seeking more information, we recommend you find a CSLP through this link.