Footprints to Creating a Financial Wellness Program

For students to be successful, it takes a village. Join us as we walk through steps to creating a solid financial wellness program. If students don’t have the knowledge, confidence or expertise to manage their finances when they graduate, delinquency and default may be in their future. We’ll explore ways to build a financial wellness program that will put your students on the path to success.

Upcoming Session

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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Five Ways Student Loans Impact Credit

When your students borrow federal loans, do they understand the impact it will have on their credit profiles? Unfortunately, many students don’t-but they should. Actions taken on their loans during repayment will determine whether they’ll have a favorable or unfavorable credit history. Making good decisions can result in them being able to get job, car, or home but poor ones can diminish their options. Join us as we have identified the five ways student loans impact credit and what borrowers can do to make to turn their debt into a major asset in building a good credit report.

Upcoming Sessions

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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What Happens When? Situations of Student Loan Borrowers

Do you know what to do when student loan borrowers experience unfortunate situations that detour them from being successful in repayment? Bankruptcy, default, and unemployment are often just the tip of the iceberg. However, with the servicers help, there are options for borrowers–in any situation. Attend this session to increase your understanding of the options for borrowers with challenging situations, including what Great Lakes and other servicers do to assist them.

Upcoming Sessions

Tuesday, April 05, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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Teaching Financial Literacy to Adult Students: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Financially healthy students are more likely to be successful in repayment and in life. However, your programs or resources maybe geared towards recent high school graduates. Adults students have different concerns and needs therefore could benefit from a program tailored for them. Many come to your school with previous loans, mortgages, time constraints, and/or life experiences. Your program could be more effective if it incorporates these needs and others that many adult students have. Join us as we share the components that can be used to teach financial literacy to your adult students–different strokes for different folks.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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Teaching Financial Literacy through Technology: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Is your financial literacy program engaging? Does it keep your student’s interest and increase their desire to learn? Teaching financial literacy to tech-savvy students may be a bit of a challenge. Seminars and presentations may be suitable for some, while others may not find them as useful. Join us as we explore the use of technology to teach financial literacy. We will discuss different vehicles to deliver information, online programs, and other ways to engage your tech-savvy students–different strokes for different folks.

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, April 06, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CDT

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