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Live Out Your Higher Education Dreams

with Less Debt

Thrivent Student Resources is a thriving hub of tools and resources related to helping you achieve your college dreams with as little debt as possible.

We’ve spoken with experts, former/current students, teachers, administrators and parents to collect, aggregate and distribute resources to help you make wise money decisions when it comes to your college experience. 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 there with less debt.

Who We Are

At Thrivent, we bring our unique, not-for-profit approach to everything we do—putting people before profits in all aspects of our business. It’s the philosophy and the mission Thrivent has 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.

The TSR Team

We help our members be wise with money—especially at the beginning of college. Because when our members are more financially secure, they’re free to live more content, confident and generous lives. We provide an abundance of online, do-it-yourself resources for every step of the college journey. For those who prefer a more one-on-one approach, our Thrivent Scholars Network is filled with college experts trained on coaching you through all aspects of college financial readiness - especially the early stages.

Students & Parents

  • Check out our DIY step-by-step plan that offers a variety of tools & resources designed to help you get educated on getting educated.
  • Follow along the path and embrace the new school mindset with Thrivent Student Resources. 

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Thrivent Community Engagement Leaders

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Planning and paying for college is one of the largest decisions families make financially. It can be complex to navigate especially if your congregants are committed to achieving a degree with as little debt as possible. At Thrivent, we believe that all that we have is a gift from God and the financial decisions like this should align with each individual families values. As a church, you can support this significant decision by providing access to the tools and resources families need on this journey.

Thrivent can offer you access to:

  • College Planning and Paying presentations at your church (we can customize the presentation for parents, students or both audiences together)
  • A DIY online college planning and paying guide
  • Scholarship programs and a scholarship search engine
  • Our Thrivent Scholars Advisory Network: experts in planning and paying for college for families who need one-on-one coaching and assistance

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High School & College Guidance Counselors

  • Check out our college-planning solutions to help you prepare and educate your students.
  • Check out our scholarship program for students 18+.
  • Host a College Planning and Financing Presentation at your school.
  • Ann Lague, our Vice President-Director of Student Outreach, is ready to help!

Contact Ann

Campus Ministry Offices

  • Partner with Thrivent Student Resources and motivate students to get involved in volunteer opportunities.
  • Check out to learn more.
  • Organize a volunteer or service event on or off campus.
  • Ann Lague, our Vice President-Director of Student Outreach, is ready to help!

Contact Ann

Student Groups & Associations

  • Thrivent Student Resources can bring a guest speaker to your school to talk about a wide range of topics, such as:
    • Planning for College
    • Financing a College Education
    • Chasing Your Dreams Within Your Means
    • The State of Student Debt in America
    • And more!
    • Ann Lague, our Vice President-Director of Student Outreach, is ready to help!


Credit Union Leaders

  • Partner with Thrivent Student Resources to help your members:
    • Prepare and plan for college
    • Set goals and calculate costs
    • Research scholarships
    • Find tools to borrow smart, same money, and repay fast!
  • Check out our hub for credit unions to learn more.
  • Partner with Thrivent Federal Credit Union for loan options to provide to your members.
  • William McKenna, our Vice President of Partner Markets, is ready to help!

Contact William

Financial Aid Officers

  • College-planning solutions, such as a cost of college calculator, or FAFSA guidance, to help you prep and educate your students.
  • Host a College Planning and Financing Presentation at your school.
  • Scholarship programs for students 18+ are available.
  • For Financial Aid officers, we offer information on our revamped private loan process.

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Thrivent Scholars Advisor Network

  • Gain access to expert financial advisors for families that want face-to-face coaching on how to plan and pay for college.
  • Bring an expert financial advisor to your church, school, or small group to talk about Planning and Paying for College.
  • Get guidance on how to talk about educational finances and engage students in the financial decision-making process.
  • Learn how to identify which types of colleges are most likely to have the lowest out of pocket costs after aid for your family.
  • Check out to learn more.

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Are you a business, a community, a professional association, or employer that serves college bound students and/or their families? Do you have an application or resource that might be a good fit for our site? Do you seek a trusted alliance partner to serve your community? William McKenna, our Vice President of Partner Markets, is ready to discuss partnership opportunities with you!

Contact William

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