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Student Loan Counselor (Exam Included)

About 43 million Americans owe $1.5 trillion in federal student loan debt. This number is staggering, and many debtors seek out financial counselors to help them navigate their repayment options. To work in this area of counseling, becoming a certified student loan counselor proves that you can accurately assist clients. This course will prepare you for the Certified Student Loan Counselor exam, offered by the National Association of Certified Credit Counselors (NACCC).

6 Months / 60 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Trident Technical College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Student Loan Counselor (Exam Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES2055

What You Will Learn
  • How the federal and private student loan systems work
  • Latest in trends and legislation that governs student loans
  • Strategies for borrowing, managing, and repaying student loans
  • Methods for counseling and educating those struggling with student debt
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 60 course hours
How you will benefit
  • A certified student loan counselor can enter the job market with a certification recognized by several industries including regional workforce development boards, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Disability Institute, and the United Way
  • Provides credibility and demonstrates your ability to help clients

Outline

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  I.  

The Origin and Initial Funding of Higher Education 

  II.   Assisting the Student/Borrower Assess, Evaluate and Obtain Funding
  III.   Counseling the Student Borrower
  IV.   Assisting the Student Borrower with the Repayment Process
  V.   Student Loan Discharge, Cancellation and Forgiveness Basics 
  VI.   Default Consequences and Solutions, Ethical Considerations 

Instructors & Support

Bonnie Canty

Bonnie Canty is an attorney licensed in five states: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, and New York. She obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Hofstra School of Law and practices general law through her firm ABC Law, PLLC. She has been hired by several businesses and organizations to train, coach, and consult. Canty currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Financial and Career Counseling Professionals and has been a Certified Financial Counselor for almost two decades.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

To enroll in the Student Loan Counseling Certification program, one must be an active member of NACCC. To become a member of NACCC one must hold either the Certified Credit Counselor or the Financial Health Counselor designation. 

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device. 
  • Computer must have stable Internet access.
  • Speakers and video capabilities are required for viewing lecture videos.
  • Access to webcam for final exam proctoring.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, when you successfully pass the final exam of the course you will be a certified Student Loan Counselor.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

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