Student loan counseling

Learn about the student loan repayment options that are available to you. Call now or visit our Student Loan Solutions Center to find out.


About our student loan counseling services

For many of us, when we enter college, the furthest thing from our minds is the amount of student loan debt we’ll have to pay back when we graduate. The hope is that our degrees and college experience will help us land a high-paying job right out of the gate. While true for some, most of us are faced with the harsh reality that it takes time to build a career and eventually earn enough income to be financially stable. Most of us leave school owing around $30,000 in student loans and when that first payment is due, it can be a rude awakening. The knee-jerk reaction is to call our loan servicers and request a forbearance or deferment. In most cases, the loan servicer will approve the request without giving us any information about the consequences of doing so. We’re typically so relieved to avoid having to make payments, we don’t even ask if there are other options, and the servicers certainly didn’t offer this information up.

Student loan counseling was established to ensure that borrowers are aware of ALL of their options so that they can pursue the one that’s in their best interest and that will save them the most amount of money. When you speak to a student loan counselor, they will review your budget and all of the federal student loan repayment plans that you may qualify for. They’ll show you what your monthly payments would be if you were to change plans or consolidate, and help you create a strategy that works for your specific circumstances. Even if you haven’t made a payment in years, our student loan counselors will help you design a budget to take advantage of the government’s loan rehabilitation program, which can bring your loan out of default, end garnishments and tax refund seizures, and give you the peace of mind that you’ve been looking for.

What student loan assistance options are available?

There are many options available that you may qualify for, but only one will be in your best interest. Choosing the wrong option could be as harmful as not choosing any option at all! That's why it's absolutely critical that you make the right decision. Our student loan solutions center makes this process simple by gathering your information and preparing a customized report based on your unique situation. Some of the options you may qualify include:

  • Reduced monthly student loan payments
  • Student loan consolidation
  • Student loan cancellation
  • Income-based repayment plans
  • Profession-based repayment plans

How do I get started with student loan assistance?

The first step in the process is to visit our student loan solutions center to learn all of the options available to you, based on your unique situation. Whether you’re interested in forbearance or deferment, loan forgiveness or cancellation, changing repayment plans or consolidating – even if you’ve been through the federal websites and don’t know what you want - our student loan solutions center will show you every option. Once you work through this portal, our counselors will discuss these options to help you better understand what's in your best interest.The advantage you’ll have in talking to a non-profit counselor is that we’re also prepared to look at your entire budget, to see if there are any other options that can help you manage your money better. There’s no reason to let student loan payments overwhelm your budget, especially when there may be options to bring your federal loans under control.