About Us

MOSAIEC is a public service website dedicated to helping college students find the best ways to pay for their education and graduate with the lowest amount of student loan debt possible.

Our History

Originally created as AIE.org more than 20 years ago, we have changed our name to reflect the mosaic of people that now make up today’s college student body. Our new name, MOSAIEC, represents the blending of diverse individuals from all walks of life who make up the larger image of all college students.

You’ll notice ‘AIE‘ is within the new name. That’s because the core mission of AIE.org still lives on, which is to support student success in higher education, but it has evolved to keep pace with today’s college students.

By delivering relevant educational resources, fundamental financial literacy knowledge, and smart tools for college planning, we passionately serve students from all walks of life, support their success, and encourage them to take on as little student loan debt as possible.

Who is “the modern college student”?

Well… it’s you.

You know that today’s college students are not just students.

They may also be parents and providers.

They may be veterans.

They may have full-time jobs and be financially independent from their parents.

They may be the first in their families to go to college.

They may not have had the “traditional” path to a high school diploma.

Modern college students are forward-thinking, ambitious, and multifaceted in their talents, backgrounds, and experiences.

Like you, each college student today leads their own unique journey to their higher education—a journey that’s shaped who they are, how they learn, and what their goals are. Like individual pieces of a mosaic, each student represents a single and important piece in the larger college student body.

The modern college student cannot be defined in just one way, nor can your needs or how you plan to pay for college. One size doesn’t fit all.

MOSAIEC is here to support today’s modern and diverse students. By providing you with simplified tools and easy-to-use information, we’ll help you navigate your way through paying for college.

Why we changed our name from AIE to MOSAIEC

Today’s college students are diverse in many ways—in age, gender, race, background, ethnicity, and in experience. Your unique traits and circumstances directly affect how you approach higher education, the goals you set, and how you plan to pay for school. Our mission is to support you in achieving your goals, no matter who you are or where you come from. That’s why we provide easy-to-use resources for college students like you in order to help you navigate and master the complex task of paying for college.

Our new name combines our former name, AIE, with a word that represents the students we serve: a mosaic. A mosaic is a work of art made of many individual pieces, each with different shapes, colors, and sizes. Each piece represents a unique perspective and history. Together, these pieces create a larger picture. A mosaic is a perfect visual representation of who we support: a diverse body of individuals, each molded by unique backgrounds and experiences, that together make up the multifaceted image of today’s college student body.

By bringing forward the original mission and history of AIE with reinvigorated purpose, MOSAIEC will continue supporting college students like you by providing simplified tools and information to help you meet your diverse needs in paying for college.

Contact Us

If you would like to contact MOSAIEC:

Email address: webmaster@aie.org
Mailing address: Webmaster, MOSAIEC
Trellis Company
P.O. Box 83100
Round Rock, TX 78683-3100

MOSAIEC is a service of Trellis Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the dual mission of helping student borrowers successfully repay their education loans and promoting access and success in higher education. Trellis has provided financial education and literacy services to student borrowers, institutions, and communities since 1979.

Trellis Company provides important program, consulting, and research support to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).