On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. CT Money Smart Week will host “Understanding the Basics of Federal Student Loans.” This virtual event is part of Money Smart Week, a week-long initiative from April 10-17, 2021 that aims to help people, especially those hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, better manage their personal finances through the coordinated efforts of experts and educators across the country.
Calling all borrowers, students and parents to join us in learning how U.S. Federal Student Aid (FSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Education, can help you – and how the division has adjusted their offerings to consider the impacts of Covid-19 on borrowers. Get a basic overview on federal student loan programs and learn tips to utilize federal student programs to help pay for education beyond high school. Learn how to create a FSA ID, and how to use new and redeveloped tools from the FSA. Gain insights on loan servicers, private student loans, debt relief scam prevention, monitoring your credit and default prevention.
During this presentation, The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid will share their core mission of ensuring that all eligible Americans benefit from federal financial assistance – including grants, loans and work-study programs – for education beyond high school.
Money Smart Week programs are sponsored by the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is advised. Submit your questions during the registration process.