Student Loan Counseling Specialist Continuing Education Unit

Continuing Education


Description

This continuing education course provides counselors with information on student loans. Counselors will learn:

- Student loan legislation
- Student loan management
- Student loan counseling

This is a continuing education course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive 16 credit hours of continuing education credit. This course is not instructor-led and does not award a certification upon completion. Students interested in an instructor-led experience and certification should explore our Student Loan Counselor Certification program.

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 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 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 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 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 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
  • Student Loan 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
  • Student Loan Counseling Specialist Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed