The July 2020 Financial Counseling Call with AFCPE and FPA will be held on Thursday, July 16th at 12 pm ET.
Guest speaker Michelle Richardson will be presenting, "Navigating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program was developed in 2007 to encourage employment in high-need public service fields. Fast forward to over ten years since it's inception and less than 1% of applicants for this forgiveness program have had their student loan balances forgiven. This webinar will explain the complexities of the PSLF Program and provide best practices to counseling public service workers and military families to navigating through the application and approval process.
• Explore History of the PSLF Program
• Explain PSLF Program Complexities
• Provide Suggestions to increasing PSLF-eligible Borrower Approvals
Michelle Richardson has focused her professional career in the education finance industry. With extensive experience at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Sallie Mae, USA Funds, and Chase Student Loans, she has spent over two decades counseling students and families on the value and return of a post-secondary degree. Prior to joining Bright Horizons Education & College Advising, Michelle served as a senior manager at USA Funds and developed education loan repayment and student success strategies for colleges in the Midwest and West. She holds a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Buena Vista University and a master’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Michelle is a member of the Midwest Association of Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) and the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).