USA Funds Life Skills Helps You Counsel Students About Loans
Navigating the world of student loans can be daunting for college students — especially considering the complexity of interest rates and repayment plans, while they also try to understand their payment responsibility and repayment options when they graduate.
USA Funds® Life Skills® can help you with loan counseling, offering courses that give your students a better understanding of their student loans. USA Funds Life Skills courses provide information about higher education funding, grace periods, loan repayment, deferment and forbearance.
USA Funds Life Skills is an online financial literacy and student success program. The recently updated financial literacy and student success program equips schools to help students develop basic life management skills so they graduate on time and with a minimum amount of debt.
The following courses are among those offering student loan details:

101 How Will I Pay For My Higher Education?

Teaches your students how to find resources and funds to finance their higher education by examining the costs associated with school, explaining the various types and sources of student aid, and determining the maximum student loan debt they can afford.
101 How Will I Pay For My Higher Education

102 How Do I Apply For Financial Aid?

Teaches your students the steps involved in applying for financial aid and provides information about reviewing and accepting financial aid offers.

103 What Do I Need to Know About Repaying My Student Loans?

Teaches your students how to plan for repaying their student loans, the repayment options available, and their responsibility for repaying those student loans.

104 What If I Have Trouble Repaying My Student Loans?

Teaches your students the options available to borrowers who are having problems repaying their student loans, actions to take if they become past due, the impact of defaulting on their student loans, and the importance of preventing default.

105 How Do I Manage My Student Loans While I Am In School?

Teaches your students how to gather information about their education loans and repayment options, compare expected income with estimated monthly student loan payments, and understand the responsibilities of being a student loan borrower.
Other USA Funds Life Skills courses address topics such as goal setting and academic success, balancing school and personal life, searching for employment, managing money and credit, and preparing for graduation and life after college.
Contact USA Funds for more information about USA Funds Life Skills or any of USA Funds’ default prevention tools and solutions.

Learn more in webcast

Join representatives of Rust College and Ozarka College during a Default Prevention and Financial Literacy webcast at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, June 11. You’ll learn how those schools are counseling their students and preventing student loan default through borrower communication and financial literacy education.