Press Release
2021 Edition of “Great Advice for Grads” Focuses on Resiliency, Adapting

Lincoln, Neb. (April 6, 2021) – Now in its eighth year, Inceptia announces the release of the 2021 edition of “Great Advice for Grads.” The free e-guide provides timely information to help graduating students navigate financial and career choices.


“Great Advice” is the product of a collaborative relationship with the personal finance site NerdWallet, featuring content from the site’s expert money authors regarding student loans, building strong financial habits, and career development.


While these topics have been central to previous editions of the e-guide, this year’s publication is sensitive to the unique questions and struggles students may currently face.


“We would be doing a disservice to graduates if we didn’t address the challenges of graduating in the time of COVID,” says Carissa Uhlman, vice president of student success at Inceptia. “They are very real concerns that deserve our acknowledgement. So it was important this year to include information on the ‘what ifs’: what if I can’t pay my loans, what if I can’t get a job, etc. The result is a compassionate, informed guide to help graduates develop a plan to move forward in times of uncertainty.”


With that in mind, the 2021 Great Advice for Grads focuses on adapting and strategy, covering topics such as:

  • Strengthen Your Financial Resilience With These 3 Insights
  • How to Handle College Loan Debt as an Unemployed Recent Grad
  • 4 Expert Tips to Get Hired From Home
  • 6 Great Recession Money Lessons That Still Apply Today


As part of our nonprofit philanthropic mission, Inceptia makes “Great Advice” available as a free download for students, families, educators and all others who advocate for student financial education.


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Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. For more than 35 years, Inceptia and NSLP have helped millions of students achieve their higher education dreams at schools nationwide. Our mission is to support schools in illuminating a path towards educational and financial success for students and families, allowing them to pursue their dreams of reaching their full potential. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time delivering meaningful learning experiences across the student lifecycle that fosters education and personal development.


NerdWallet offers consumers clarity for all of life’s financial decisions. Whether it’s credit cards, insurance, student loans or investing, people lack the clear, unbiased information they need to make the best choice. With NerdWallet, consumers have free access to user-friendly tools and advice that save time and money, and give them the freedom to do more. NerdWallet is based in San Francisco and employs more than 440 Nerds. For more information, visit