AACOM Sponsors First CSFAA Financial Aid Resources Webinar

On February 18, AACOM sponsored “Helping Future DOs Choose Repayment Strategies,” a webinar for AACOM Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA), featuring speaker Paul S. Garrard, Founder and President, PGPresents, LLC.

The goals of the webinar were to provide CSFAA members with a better understanding of factors that influence how alumni choose repayment strategies, how to help borrowers match their repayment objectives to one or more of the existing loan repayment plans, including consolidation, and how to help borrowers decide whether to postpone payment during residency and how to recognize when forbearance might be in their best interest. Participants from 17 colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) attended the webinar. View a recording of the webinar below or download it here.

This webinar was the first in a series being offered this spring by AACOM to help CSFAA members better educate borrowers and future alumni on effectively managing their student loan portfolios. Future webinars will be held on March 18, March 31 and April 1 (tentative).

Paul Garrard is an independent student loan consultant and 30-year veteran of student financial assistance and higher education. His experience includes extensive work with medical schools, their students and their alumni.

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March 2011
Vol. 5, No. 3