Navigating Bankruptcy & Student Loan Solutions with Survivors

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January 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Part 2: Navigating Student Loans Solutions with Survivors

In this third series of CSAJ’sĀ Consumer Rights Webinar Training Toolkits, we invite you to join esteemed faculty in navigating and addressing bankruptcy and student loan issues with survivors.

Student loan debt is one of the largest sources of debt in the U.S., generally. And survivors face unique risks of not being able to pay (default), as well as challenges in resolving, paying off, and/or accessing new student loans. This can result in restricting a range of options for economic security, including access to housing, employment, and future education. Thus, helping a survivor avoid or get out of default may be important to their long-term financial security. This webinar will help attendees better understand the student loan system, options, and integrate student loan strategies into a holistic, survivor centered economic advocacy approach.

In this webinar, Persis Yu, from the National Consumer Law Center, will provide an overview of the student loan system, options and common issues for survivors, and provide in-depth strategies to get survivors out of default and into income driven repayment plans.

Attendees will walk away from Part 2:

  1. Familiar with how student loans impact survivors and their families.
  2. Able to issue-spot the kinds of loans survivors have, and potential problems.
  3. Able to discuss the unique pitfalls or challenges survivors face when getting into income driven repayment plans.
  4. Equipped with strategies to address challenges, from discussion and case scenarios.