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"Student Loans: Borrowing, Repaying, Forgiving"

Virtual Workshop, sponsored by MEFA
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:30am


NOTE: For those who were unable to register or attend this webinar, here is the link to the recording. The passcode is: $9Tk0?H6


With FAFSA season now underway, it's time we realize that it's no longer enough just to know the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized federal student loans.

Those of us working to thoughtfully advise students on postsecondary education choices need to have a better understanding of student loan options, not just at the borrowing decision-making step, but as the repaying and possible loan forgiveness end as well.

Join us for this workshop/webinar as our presenter and panelists discuss this and the recent U.S. Department of Education changes in the student loan forgiveness program and challenges caused by the recent exit of student loan service providers

It's worth noting that this workshop may provide new information that could help you with your own student loans and your eligibility for loan forgiveness.

Moderator - Julie Shields-Rutyna, Director of College Planning, Education and Training, MEFA

Presenter - Betsy Mayotte, President and Founder, The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA)

Panelists -

  • Clantha McCurdy, Ph.D., Senior Deputy Commissioner, Access and Student Financial Assistance, MA Department of Higher Education
  • Apelila Joseph, Springfield Promise Administrator
  • Philip Bender, Ph.D., Educational Leadership Consultant