Coming Soon: AACOM 2016 Financial Aid Debt Management Modules


ACOM, in conjunction with its Council of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CSFAA), will launch its 2016 Financial Aid Debt Management Modules for Osteopathic Medical Students and Graduates next month.

The series of five mobile-friendly, online educational modules will provide up-to-date information to guide borrowing and repayment throughout the life cycle of student loans. Designed to inform and assist osteopathic medical students and graduates in decision-making regarding existing loan debt and new loans, these modules are offered by AACOM and its CSFAA as part of a continuing commitment to provide financial aid administrators at the nation’s colleges of osteopathic medicine with the best educational debt management assistance possible for their students and future alumni.

AACOM contracted with Paul Garrard, MBA, of PGPresents, LLC, to develop these tools for the CSFAA to utilize in conjunction with financial aid counseling. The five modules were developed in response to guidance provided by CSFAA members.

Topics highlighted in the 2016 financial aid debt management modules will include:

  • Income-Driven Repayment Plans and Forgiveness as Part of Your Repayment Strategy 
  • Financial Decisions in Residency and Fellowship--Handling Your First Income Bump
  • Student Loan Update--Financing Your DO Degree and a Preview of Repayment Strategies
  • Responsible Borrowing and Responsible Repayment--Special Tips for the Class of 2020
  • Repayment Strategies for Osteopathic Medical School Graduates in the Class of 2016

Additional details are forthcoming.

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November 2015
Vol. 9, No. 11