This course will train you for a career as a certified student loan counselor or specialist. You will learn how to counsel clients on borrowing, repayment, discharge, and curing default.
What you will learn
- How the federal and private student loan systems work
- Latest in trends and legislation that governs student loans
- Strategies for borrowing, managing, and repaying student loans
- Methods for counseling and educating those struggling with student debt
How you will benefit
- A certified student loan counselor can enter the job market with a certification recognized by several industries including regional workforce development boards, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Disability Institute, and the United Way
- Provides credibility and demonstrates your ability to help clients
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- Computer must have stable Internet access.
- Speakers and video capabilities are required for viewing lecture videos.
- Access to webcam for final exam proctoring.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
About 43 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt. This number is staggering, and many debtors seek out financial counselors to help them navigate their repayment options. To work in this area of counseling, becoming a certified student loan counselor proves that you can accurately assist clients. This course will prepare you for the Certified Student Loan Counselor exam, offered by the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC).
- The Origin and Initial Funding of Higher Education
- Assisting the Student/Borrower Assess, Evaluate and Obtain Funding
- Counseling the Student Borrower
- Assisting the Student Borrower with the Repayment Process
- Student Loan Discharge, Cancellation and Forgiveness Basics
- Default Consequences and Solutions, Ethical Considerations
Bonnie Canty is an attorney licensed in five states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra School of Law and practices general law through her firm ABC Law, PLLC. She has been hired by several businesses and organizations to train, coach, and consult. Canty currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Financial and Career Counseling Professionals and has been a Certified Financial Counselor for almost two decades.