Frequently Asked Questions:
I’m an early bird and am SO EXCITED to maintain/increase my loan knowledge and repayment strategies that I can’t wait for the Senior Series! What can I get a jump start on? We love to hear this one! Guide to Money Management and Student Loans is a great place to start! Another great AAMC resource is the Income-Driven Repayment Plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness website.
I feel overwhelmed and nervous about managing my debt; is that normal? Yes. We are here to help you, guide you, and provide insight. Finances can be a stress point for many. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about your education debt; it may help relieve some of your anxiety when you understand your debt and repayment options.
Why aren’t sessions geared toward my debt level? Generally, education loan guidance is consistent regardless of the payoff amount. To protect student privacy, we do not target debt level-specific webinars (e.g., “those owing less than 50k” or “more than 300k”).
Can’t I meet with you one-on-one and skip the sessions? The Senior Series has a lot of valuable information. It is recommended you first participate in any applicable Senior Series topic. However, if you will benefit more from a 1:1 session, please get in touch with me!
Is this required? If you have Federal Direct loans, loan exit counseling is required.
Do you know if the sessions will be recorded? Yes, the sessions will be recorded and posted to the Medical SFS website. Students are strongly encouraged to view the interactive live version when possible.
Will my privacy be protected during sessions? Your privacy will be protected, and students will not be required to disclose their loan portfolio details. We will utilize Zoom’s private chat feature, or you can email questions ahead of time to Medical Student Financial Services.