Heather Jarvis, JD

Heather Jarvis, JD
Heather Jarvis is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert specializing in student loan law.  She has provided award-winning student loan education and consultation for universities, associations and professional advisors and is sought after for her sophisticated knowledge and accessible teaching style. Widely recognized as an expert source of information, Heather has advised congressional committee members and administrative officials on issues affecting student loan borrowers since 2005.  Heather graduated cum laude from Duke University School of Law in 1998.

Recent Posts

Student loan borrower seminars

Student loan borrower seminars

As an idealistic young criminal defense attorney wielding a top-shelf education, I thought I was prepared to face the racism and injustice of the criminal justice system… 
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The CARES ACT and Economic Relief

The CARES ACT and Economic Relief

Student Loans and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act Borrowers closely tracking the student loan news are likely to have heard many contradictory things as a result of the
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New Year - Changes & Improvements to CSLP™

New Year - Changes & Improvements to CSLP™

The Board is rolling out exciting changes beginning this month!  Join us as we continue to build a network of dedicated, competency-tested, licensed, and vetted financial and tax advisors delivering...
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How to help Clients When In Default or Collections

How to help Clients When In Default or Collections

Financial advisors working with student loan borrowers will eventually encounter a borrower facing default and collections. When a borrower is in default, government has extraordinary power to...
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Pay As You Earn's Wacky Date Eligibility Requirement

Pay As You Earn's Wacky Date Eligibility Requirement

The "Pay As You Earn" program is a pain in the neck of financial advisors across the United States. Pay As You Earn (PAYE) is probably the federal student loan repayment plan that I get the most...
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Changing your IBR Payment Plan

Changing your IBR Payment Plan

Consumers with student loans should be aware of the potential impacts of changing payment plans. Consult with a knowledgable financial advisor to understand how the change will affect
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How to Decide Whether to Advise a Borrower to Change Repayment Plans

How to Decide Whether to Advise a Borrower to Change Repayment Plans

When clients wish to change their repayment plan, consider these steps to inform and educate the borrower about the affect on their finances.  For federal student loans, answer this question by...
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Who can I trust with my student loans?

Who can I trust with my student loans?

A consumer-guide for finding and vetting financial professionals. Ideally, student loan borrowers will develop and follow a personalized financial strategy for building a strong financial foundation...
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Student Loan Borrowing Trends

Student Loan Borrowing Trends

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization known for its top-notch education research and advocacy. Students, educators, schools, and advocates like me rely on the College...
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