Student Loan Counselor Certification Program

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Description

Student loan debt is higher than it has ever been. Prospective students and college graduates are not always equipped with the financial skills and knowledge necessary to pay back their loans quickly and effectively. A Student Loan Counselor helps alleviate the anxiety of student debt by teaching clients how to manage their student loans.

Our Student Loan Counselors:

- Know strategies for handling student loans
- Counsel those struggling with student debt
- Educate clients on options for managing student loan debt

Content
  • Introduction
  • Module 1, Unit 1: The Origin and Initial Funding of Higher Education
  • Module 1, Unit 1: Useful Terms
  • Module 1, Unit 2: History of Federal Student Loans
  • Module 1, Unit 2: Federal Student Loan Basics
  • Module 1, Unit 3: Private Loans and Higher Education
  • Module 1, Unit 4: The Future of Student Loans
  • Module 1 Assignment
  • Module 2, Unit 1: The Cost of Higher Education
  • Module 2, Unit 2: Exploring Options - Where to Start
  • Module 2, Unit 3: Understanding and Locating Grants and Scholarships
  • Module 2, Unit 4: Shopping for Private Student Loans
  • Module 2 Assignment
  • Module 3, Unit 1: The Counseling Process Defined
  • Module 3, Unit 2: Stage 1 - Rapport Building
  • Module 3, Unit 3: Stage 2 - Gathering Information
  • Module 3, Unit 4: Stage 3 - Goal Setting
  • Module 3, Unit 5: Stage 4 - Strategy Implementation
  • Module 3, Unit 6: Stage 5 - Follow-up
  • Module 3, Unit 6: Useful Terms
  • Module 3 Assignment
  • Module 4, Unit 1: When Do Student Loan Payments Become Due?
  • Module 4, Unit 2: Who Does the Borrower Pay?
  • Module 4, Unit 3: Federal Student Loan Repayment Options
  • Module 4 Assignment
  • Module 5, Unit 1: Discharge, Cancellation, and Forgiveness Basics
  • Module 5, Unit 2: Discharge of Student Loan Debt
  • Module 5, Unit 3: Federal Perkins Loan Cancellation
  • Module 5, Unit 4: Student Loan Forgiveness While It Lasts
  • Module 5, Unit 5: Temporary Relief from Payment
  • Module 5, Unit 6: The Student Loan Counseling Process
  • Module 5 Assignment
  • Module 6, Unit 1: Default the Problem
  • Module 6, Unit 2: Delinquency, Default, and Consequences
  • Module 6, Unit 3: How to Handle the Defaulted Student Loan
  • Module 6, Unit 4: Counselor Code of Ethics
  • Module 6 Assignment
  • Student Loan Counselor Review
  • References
  • Forms and Resources
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: Useful Links
  • Appendix C: Capitalized Interest
  • Appendix D: State Programs
  • Appendix E: Hidden College Costs
  • Appendix F: Documentation Required for Loan Rehabilitation Income
  • Course Survey
  • Request Your Exam
  • Final Certification Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed