Covid-19: What student loan borrowers should know

Covid-19: What student loan borrowers should know

The Coronavirus will have far-reaching impacts for us all. On March 20, 2020 the Department of Education issued a press release that clarified comments made by the President during the emergency...
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Refinancing Student Loans - a good idea?

Refinancing Student Loans - a good idea?

To refinance or not - that is the question. The arena of student loan refinancing can be a confusing one. Even if you can get a lower interest rate through refinancing, it still might not be your...
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Key Lessons after Taking the CSLP Course

Key Lessons after Taking the CSLP Course

As an advisor who recently completed the CSLP course, I can assure you that what I thought I knew about student loans was just the tip of the iceberg. Many advisors I speak with (I used to be one of...
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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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Why public service loan forgiveness fails

Why public service loan forgiveness fails

The subject of loan forgiveness and in particular, Public Service Loan Forgiveness has been in the news for quite some time. Most of it has been negative where consumers are sadly finding that they...
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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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CSLP advisors, student loans, and financial planning

CSLP advisors, student loans, and financial planning

We've added a number of financial professionals to our podcast series who share information about the growth of their practices as it relates to student loan advising. The mix of interviews
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How a financial planner uses the CSLP Program to grow business

How a financial planner uses the CSLP Program to grow business

At CSLA we talk all that time about the need for financial advisors to become more informed about how student debt affects the financial planning process and a client's life. Hear from a financial...
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