Education

Understand your financial aid offer (online tool) (CFPB) Have a financial aid offer? We’ll help you plan to finish your program with debt you can afford. This tool can help you: Understand your financial aid offer; Plan to cover the remaining costs; Estimate how much you’ll owe and if you can afford that debt; Compare offers from different schools; Decide what to do next

Repaying Student Loans (pdf) (CFPB): Tool: Evaluate different repayment plans for your student loans to find one that best fits your needs, making it easier to repay. (Education, Dealing with debt, Income based / driven repayment, pay as you earn (PAYE), Revised pay as your earn (REPAYE), federal, private).

Budgeting for College Students (Ppt Presentation), Handouts ; Script (workshop kit) (NEFE): Keeping Track of Your Money While in College: This workshop helps participants understand how to gain control over their finances so they can focus on their studies and long-term goals. (budgeting, bills, income, expenses, checking account) (By downloading, you are agreeing to NEFE Content License Agreements)

College Students- Dealing with Debt (Ppt Presentation), Debt Recovery Handout ; Expenses worksheet Handout ; Script (workshop kit) (NEFE): Provide college students practical tips to manage debt, avoid quick fixes, and plan to resolve financial trouble. (By downloading, you are agreeing to NEFE Content License Agreements)

Saving early can make a big difference (web site) (Oregon College Savings Plan): Web site that shows the growth of an investment account with an assumed 5% annual rate of return, if you were to save early for higher education. (tuition, monthly contribution, rate of return, college savings, 529)

Student Loan Borrower Assistance (Website) (National Consumer Law Center) Visit this site for more information about student debt, managing repayment, challenging collections, bankruptcy, and cancelling student loans.