Facts and Myths of Student Loans: Stronger Together through Ombudsmanship

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Dec 6th at 3:30 PM until 4:45 PM

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In 2018, Governor Northam signed into law the creation of the Office of Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman at SCHEV, with the purpose of providing timely assistance to loan borrowers in the Commonwealth. SCHEV's newly hired Student Loan Advocate will provide details about the office, discuss some of the facts and myths about student loans, and conduct a “Town Hall Meeting” to get your thoughts on how best to help students understand their repayment options, prevent loan default and assist those already in default. Participants will also have an opportunity to voice their thoughts on how to provide proactive information to the populations they serve about the benefits and risks of student loans, as one component of financing an education.