Make a Difference for Graduates Burdened by Student Debt

The Aunt Betty Fund’s programs help donors like you provide financial assistance to deserving individuals saddled with educational debt.

Aunt Betty Fund Grant Programs

Our Mission

The Aunt Betty Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing the burden of student debt taken on to pay for higher education. We provide an online platform with innovative programs to steer financial assistance to graduates most in need.

Making an Impact With Your Donation

When you donate to The Aunt Betty Fund, your money makes an immediate, tangible difference in the lives of deserving graduates. Here are three ways we make sure your funds are being used in the most impactful way possible.

We verify the identity, income, and loan status of all grant applicants

Fraud is not uncommon in grant programs, and the Aunt Betty Fund uses several methods to ensure that an applicant’s need is legitimate.

An experienced Selection Committee finds the individuals most deserving of support

Each application we receive is reviewed by a committee of experienced nonprofit volunteers to determine which individuals need your aid the most.

Funds are sent directly to loan servicers to pay down the debt

Know where your money goes. All of our grant funds are sent to the awardee’s loan servicer to pay down their student loan balance directly.

How You Can Make a Difference

The average student loan payment is $503, according to the Education Data Initiative. Coupled with the rising cost of living, college graduates are struggling to keep up, and many have to delay pursuing big life goals like owning a home or starting a family. Here’s how you can make a difference.

  • Help Graduates Get Out of Debt on Time

    The standard student loan repayment plan is 10 years, but the average student takes 20 years to pay off their loans. Your funds help keep their debt payoff plan on track.

  • Let Teachers Focus on Teaching

    Teachers take on a high debt load — averaging $54,600 — while the average entry-level teacher salary is only $38,617. Help them focus less on how to pay their bills and more on what they love doing most.

  • Student Debt Affects Mental Health

    According to a recent report, 54% of Americans with student loans have experienced mental health issues due to their debt. Your donation can help reduce this stressful burden on deserving grant recipients.

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Help The Aunt Betty Fund accomplish its mission by telling your friends, family, and followers about our programs.