Free Student Debt Webinars

Whether you're a student, have already graduated, work as an advisor or are a public interest employer, there's a lot to know about borrowing, entering repayment and earning forgiveness. Our free webinars provide you with the in-depth information you need about programs like income-driven repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness to help you manage your student debt and control your career and financial future.

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Plan Before You Borrow: What You Should Know About Student 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.

USEFUL FOR:KEY POINTS:
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Undergraduate students
  • School Advisors and Administrators
  • 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
  • We currently have no sessions of this webinar scheduled. Please go to the top of this page to register for a current webinar or to immediately view a recording of a previous webinar.


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

A must attend for anyone with 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.

USEFUL FOR:KEY POINTS:
  • Public Interest workers
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Undergraduate students
  • School Advisors and Administrators
  • Employers
  • Understanding your federal loans
  • How income-driven repayment plans work
  • How to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
  • Thursday, November 21, 3-4 p.m. EDT
 
VIEW A RECORDING OF A PREVIOUS SESSION
  • This webinar was held on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

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

Saddled with high student debt? This webinar reviews income-driven repayment plans, including Income-Based Repayment, Income-Contingent Repayment and the new Pay As You Earn Plan, which allow borrowers with high debt relative to their income to reduce their federal student loan payments.

USEFUL FOR:KEY POINTS:
  • Graduates currently repaying loans
  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School Advisors and Administrators
  • Employers
  • How to understand your federal loans
  • How income-driven repayment works and if it is right for you
  • How to sign up for income-driven repayment plans
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
  • We currently have no sessions of this webinar scheduled. Please go to the top of this page to register for a current webinar or to immediately view a recording of a previous session of this webinar.


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Get Your Student 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 student debt will be forgiven as soon as possible.

USEFUL FOR:KEY POINTS:
  • Public Interest workers
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Undergraduate students
  • School Advisors and Administrators
  • Employers
  • 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
  • We currently have no sessions of this webinar scheduled. Go to the top of this page to register for a current webinar or to immediately view a recording of a previous session of this webinar.

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The College Cost Reduction and Access Act for School Advisors and Administrators

Are students at your school interested in entering 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.

USEFUL FOR:KEY POINTS:
  • Career Advisors
  • Public Interest Advisors
  • Financial Aid Advisors and Administrators
  • Administrators of school-based loan repayment assistance programs
  • The kinds of loans that will enable your students to benefit from CCRAA
  • How you can coordinate your school's loan repayment assistance program
  • Other loan repayment assistance programs your students should know about
 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
  • We currently have no sessions of this webinar scheduled. Go to the top of this page to register for a current webinar or to immediately view a recording of a previous session of this webinar.

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Special Session for Public Interest Attorneys

What Every Public Interest Attorney Should Know About Student Debt Relief and Forgiveness

The New York State Bar Association's Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest (SLAPI) and Equal Justice 

Works present this free session for public interest/government attorneys with significant student loan debt.

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 a two-fold focus: to continue to provide financial assistance to mid-level government and public interest attorneys 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.

The Steven C. Krane Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest (SLAPI) is awarding new loan repayment assistance grants in January 2014. You can receive an application for the 2014 loan program by e-mailing probono@nysba.org or access the online application at nysba.org/SLAPI. The application deadline is December 27, 2013.

 
UPCOMING SESSIONS
  • Thursday, November 14, 3-4 p.m. EDT

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