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How Will I Manage My Student Debt?

In the US, student debt now tops $1.3 Trillion in outstanding loans. As consumers we are often unaware of the many options for managing student debt. Chances are that there is a better plan for managing your student loans since there are actually 94 different repayment options available!

This module addresses loans in all types of repayment statuses, whether current, in default, deferred or in forbearance. We'll introduce you to the National Student Loan Database, along with other tools to help you find the most workable way through your student debt situation.

Our Live Financial Coaching team can help you evaluate your current student debt situation, understand the pros and cons of refinancing, how to avoid scam student debt elimination schemes, and even help you determine if you are eligible for forgiveness or cancellation options.


KHAN: Types of Student Loans

Five Student Debt Forgiveness Programs


Finding The Best Repayment Options

About The NSLDS and How to Use It

What Happens If Your Default on Student Loans?

Loan Rehabilitation or Loan Consolidation?

Printable Resource Guide

Resource Guide: Understanding Student Debt


Cash Flow Worksheet - Excel

Cash Flow Worksheet - Printable

Instructions - Cash Flow Worksheet

Printable Expense Tracker