Educational Debt Relief Informational Webinars

There's a lot to know about educational debt relief.  You may be thinking about school, are currently a student or have already graduated.  Or you may be an administrator, career or financial aid advisor, counselor or in charge of a loan repayment assistance program.  Or perhaps you are a public interest employer, hoping to recruit and retain exceptional personnel.

We provide information on loan repayment assistance programs and relief programs like Income-Based Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness that help ease the burden of educational debt.  Attend a free, live webinar to learn how these programs work and how to qualify.

Our current sessions include:

Special session presented by the New York State Bar Association and Equal Justice Works:

Frequently Asked Questions

 


Plan Before You Borrow: What You Should Know About Educational Loans BEFORE You Go to Graduate School

Interested in government or public interest work after graduating? This webinar will help you plan ahead and make sure you can take full advantage of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

The webinar will focus in detail on:

  • The importance of taking out the right kind of loans
  • How to consolidate or reconsolidate your previous student loans
  • How the College Cost Reduction and Access Act can free you to pursue a public interest career

Upcoming sessions:

 


Drowning in Debt?  Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness

A must attend for anyone with high educational debt planning to work or currently working for the government or a nonprofit, this webinar explains how you can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

From this interactive webinar, you will learn and be able to ask questions about:

  • Understanding your Federal loans
  • How the Income-Based Repayment plan works
  • How to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Upcoming sessions:

  • Thursday, April 19, 2-3 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, May 17, 2-3 p.m. EDT

 


How to Pay Your Bills AND Your Student Loans: Utilizing Income-Based Repayment

Saddled with high student debt? This webinar reviews Income-Based Repayment, a powerful provision of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act that allows anyone with high debt relative to their income to reduce their federal student loan payments.

This interactive webinar will teach you:

  • How to understand your federal loans
  • How Income-Based Repayment works and if it is right for you
  • How to sign up for Income-Based Repayment

Upcoming sessions:

 


Get Your Educational Loans Forgiven: Public Service Loan Forgiveness

For recent graduates with jobs in government or at a nonprofit, this webinar explains how to make sure you immediately begin fulfilling requirements to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness so that your educational debt will be forgiven as soon as possible.

You will learn about:

  • The importance of having the right kind of Federal Loans
  • What you need to do to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • How long it will take to have your educational debt forgiven

Upcoming sessions:

 

 


Special session presented by the New York State Bar Association and Equal Justice Works:

What Every Public Interest Attorney Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest (SLAPI) is hosting a free webinar on loan repayment for public interest/government attorneys and for public interest/government employers on March 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.  The webinar is a collaboration with Equal Justice Works.

SLAPI was created in the summer of 2001 to review the impact of law school indebtedness on the ability of government and public service employers to attract qualified attorneys to undertake careers in public service, and to develop a plan to assist new attorneys in pursuing public service careers by reducing indebtedness.  SLAPI has two goals:  to continue to provide financial assistance to mid-level government and public interest attorneys – those out of law school 3 to 6 years - burdened with large educational debt (who are less likely to qualify for federal loan repayment assistance), and to help educate attorneys and employers on the developments in the loan repayment assistance landscape.

SLAPI awarded new loan repayment assistance grants – the first since 2008 – at the January 2012 Annual meeting and will award further grants in January 2013 (go here for more information).  SLAPI’s website also provides information about federal and state loan assistance repayment options.

  • Wednesday, March 7, 3-4 p.m. EST

 


The College Cost Reduction and Access Act for School Professionals

Are students at your school interested in doing public service work after graduation but worried they won’t be able to repay their student loans?  This webinar will explain how they can benefit from the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), the most significant law affecting public service in a generation.

It will also review:

  • The kinds of loans that will enable your students to benefit from CCRAA
  • How you can use CCRAA to leverage your school’s loan repayment assistance program
  • Other loan repayment assistance programs your students should know about

Upcoming sessions:

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