The Institute of Student Loan Advisors Corporation (TISLA) was founded to ensure that all student loan borrowers have access to free, neutral and clear student loan advice and dispute resolution assistance. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit who believes that these borrowers have a right to a trusted resource with industry experience to mentor, educate and advocate for them. Student loan borrowers have a right to such a resource without being charged a fee, barraged with advertisements or forced to provide personal information that may later be sold.

Our goal is to help you help yourself. We are not here to manage your student loans for you, but to give you expert advice and help you to manage them successfully. We will offer fair, neutral advice that outlines what you are eligible for that is in line with current regulation and statute.

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You can also view our informative webinars sponsored by MassHire Cape and Islands Career Center and the Cape Cod Foundation.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness


Managing Your Loans During Periods of Unemployment

Understanding Consolidation and Refinancing of Student Loans

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod and Islands

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI) is a non-profit community action program with its main office in Hyannis. Its programs support individuals and families living on Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to become more self-sufficient and maintain economic stability. Access to Health Insurance and Care certified MA Health Connector Authority Navigators assist with applying, enrolling, and maintaining Health Connector and MassHealth insurance plans. Child Care Network (CCN) administers the MA Early Education & Care child care subsidy voucher programs for the Cape & Islands and 14 towns in Plymouth County. It provides information about child care services; it also assists those who want to become state-certified child care providers. Immigration Resource Center (IRC) provides free legal counsel and assistance (Immigration Attorney on staff) for immigrants and their families to file petitions and applications; it also offers assistance to become a U. S. Citizen. Services are accredited and fully confidential based on your needs and regardless of your legal status. SNAP Outreach staff assist with applying for SNAP (food stamps) benefits. VITA free tax preparation during the tax season is available; staff is certified by the IRS. CACCI operates Safe Harbor, a state emergency assistance shelter for women who have experienced domestic violence and their children

Please visit or call the office 508-771-1727 for further information about our services and when we are out-posting on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and other sites on Cape Cod. We are available to attend community events and meetings to promote and educate the public on our programs.

Need Health Insurance?

Need Health Insurance?

Certified Massachusetts Health Connector Navigators are available at CACCI to assist with Applying, Enrolling, and Shopping for both Medical and Dental Plans. They will help you Renew and maintain your Massachusetts Health Connector and MassHealth insurance. They will also help you find primary care providers and other medical and dental services.

For an appointment, please call 508.771.1727 Portuguese X219 Spanish X229 English X175 or X266

Financial Assistance

Members will be assisted in determining their potential for obtaining publicly funded, fee-based services and financial aid at MassHire. This program is available for unemployment claims made by workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. To make a claim, individuals can either do so in person at MassHire or by telephone at (877) 626-6800.


  • Provides cash benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of factors such as disability. Certain income and asset limitations apply.
  • Provides Food Stamp benefits to improve the nutritional levels of individuals and households. Certain income and asset limitations apply.
  • Is available to certain families with dependent children and to pregnant women to assist with rental arrearages, to prevent homelessness, or to provide emergency shelter. Certain income and asset limits apply.
  • Additional benefits through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for qualified Massachusetts residents.

This program is accessed through DWD and administered by the Department of Medical Security for the unemployees who meet certain eligibility requirement.


This allows an individual receiving unemployment compensation to continue to do so while participating in an approved training program.


This program allows employers to reduce the work week in lieu of a layoff and provides benefits to affected workers.


Bonding coverage available to qualified job applicants who could not otherwise obtain it.


This is a statewide program that addresses the unique needs of veterans seeking employment, training, job counseling and related services and to develop and promote maximum employment opportunities for eligible veterans.  Job Training funds may be available for eligible veterans. See our VETERANS SERVICES page for additional information.

Veteran Services


Provides financial assistance to dislocated or low-income incumbent workers to enable them to receive education to transition into jobs in targeted high demand occupations. This need-based grant program is to serve as a last resort after all other federal and state grant resources have been exhausted in meeting post-secondary education enrollment costs. The Educational Rewards Grant Program also allows up to thirty percent of the grant amount to be used by the recipient for living expenses. For full details, please CLICK HERE.