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.
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
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.
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.