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Managing Student Loans Webinar

January 27, 2017

Student loans are a strange beast. They don’t really look, feel, or behave like other loans. They’re placed in the hands of consumers with no proven ability to repay them. They can grow to massive size, despite being unsecured by any sort of collateral. They can’t be shaken loose by delinquency, default, or even bankruptcy.

So how can you tame this beast?

Through our partnership with Bank of America we hosted a webinar presented by Money Management International that addressed the most pressing student loan concerns and helped navigate the sometimes muddy waters of managing and repaying your loans.

Do you feel like you have a good plan to pay down your debt? Do you know all your options for repayment and loan forgiveness? The webinar explores options that can work for you—including public service loan forgiveness, income based repayment plans, loan consolidation, and more. Tips you learn in this webinar will help you make decisions based on your own personal goals.

Whether you have private loans or federal loans, it’s important that you understand your options and do the best you can to stay current with your payments. Once you start to fall behind, your options begin drying up, so try to stay ahead of any potential problems and seek help sooner rather than later.

What you will learn

Know what you owe: Do you know where to find your student loan information including the amounts you owe, interest rates, who is servicing your loans, and what type of loans you have? We’ll show you how and where to locate this information!

Know Your Repayment Options: There are so many options and programs for student loan repayment.  How do you know which ones apply to you? How do you choose? How do public service loan forgiveness and teacher loan forgiveness fit in the mix? What about Perkins loans? So many questions! We have answers!

Calculate the Cost: Deferment? Forbearance? What’s the impact? Is it better to pay down your loans aggressively or pay less and put money into savings? What are the trade-offs? It’s enough to give a person a headache! But in this webinar, we’ll give some simple examples that will illustrate the options.

Know how to recover:  Are you one of the many student loan borrowers who has gotten behind on payments? Do you know how to turn your situation around and get it back on track? We’ll tell you how!

Make a Plan: Information overload can bring on analysis paralysis. Get unstuck and make a plan to tackle your student loans and tame them!

Click here to watch the webinar recording or view a PDF of the webinar.


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