If you’re anything like me, SALT is here to help.
SALT is hosting its newest free webinar—Loan Repayment: Repay Your Way—tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. I got a free preview and learned quite a bit. If you’re looking for help, register now!
Here’s some of what I got out of it.
IT WAS ENGAGING
First, this isn’t some SALT propaganda piece. Ryan told me I didn’t have to call the webinar super-exciting, and I won’t lie and say that it had me on the edge of my seat.
The truth is though, it held my attention. Something in my brain registered that these were important things—that as a borrowing student—I should learn. I wasn’t asked to take notes or anything, but I did. I took notes just to help myself learn about repayment for my own sake.
THERE ARE OPTIONS
Before completing the webinar, I thought I’d start receiving student loan bills and I’d have to pay them. Now, I know that if life throws a curveball, there are ways to help yourself out—like postponing repayment or getting loans forgiven.
The day after I watched this, I asked my parents if my older sister had applied for any loan forgiveness as a teacher. Both my parents—the people who are going to help me with my loans—had no idea. Even if you think you have everything figured out, there are probably some options that you could learn about.
DEFAULT IS SCARY
I always knew that there were consequences to failing to pay back your student loans. The lesson takes you through the wide array of options to reduce payments, and I had started to wonder what—after all these opportunities—would be the penalties for falling short. The part of the webinar covering default couldn’t have hammered that home any further.
I learned that defaulted loans are due immediately, and may result in seizure of your wages, tax refunds, and possibly even loss of your professional license! I had no plans of defaulting (who does?), but now that I actually know how serious it is, I’ll be sure to stay far away from it.
As cheesy as it sounds, this webinar was my first step on the road to repayment. In only an hour, I acquired tons of knowledge that I’ll need very soon.
What would you love to learn from the new SALT webinar? Register now and please spread the word!