Student Loan Repayment Options and Updates You Should Know About

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The Federal Student Loan payment pause could be lifted soon. Are you aware of programs that can help you tackle your student loan debt? Do you have a plan for how you will chip away at your student loans? Do you know all of the options available to you? Tune into this week’s chat for some helpful tips.

Topic: Student Loan Repayment Options and Updates You Should Know About

When: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion

The panel will include Travis Hornsby, CFA, CFP: Speaker and Founder of Student Loan Planner, Reyna Gobel: College Parents of America Executive Editor, College Finance Contributing Editor, and pet journalist; Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News;  Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

  1. What should you know about the current student loan deferment? 
  2. How can parents and students gain a clear understanding of the student loan repayment process before they take them on? 
  3. How can you identify how much you owe in student loans or what your payments will look like before your payment period begins?  
  4. What are the differences between private student loans and Federal student loans that could affect your repayment options? 
  5. What are some repayment options for student loans if you are facing financial challenges? 
  6. What should you know about the potential effect of deferment or forbearance on your student loans? 
  7. How do you know if you qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program? 
  8. Where can you go for help or advice for managing your student loan debt? 
  9. How do student loans impact your credit? 
  10. Any final tips or suggestions about the student loan repayment process? 

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