Maintaining Family Financial Credit Worthiness: Managing Student Loans

Student loan debt is growing relative to incomes and other forms of debt.  It is important to note that managing student loans is not just a financial education issue for younger people; loans may also be incurred by older learners returning to school or job training. This brief summarizes options for managing student loans, focusing on alternatives for borrowers of federal student loans.

Issue Brief: Maintaining Family Financial Credit Worthiness: Managing Student Loans mp3 file*:Managing Student Loans (conversation on 11/17/2014)

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Additional Resources:

Project on Student Debt
National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project
Federal Student Aid Ombudsman:  The Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group of the U.S. Department of Education is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, and Perkins Loans. The Ombudsman Group is a neutral, informal, and confidential resource to help resolve disputes about your federal student loans.
Federal Student Aid Loan Counseling at