Do you work with entrepreneurs who have low incomes who may be struggling with federal student debt? Did you hear about the new repayment plan (SAVE), but are not sure how people can benefit? Did you know that some borrowers qualify for a $0 monthly payment under an Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plan? In this webinar, you will learn how IDR can not only be an affordable monthly repayment option, but also lead to forgiveness after 10-25 years in repayment. We will also touch on other common types of loan forgiveness and discharge and how Washington state borrowers can get assistance managing their student loans.
Our Speaker: Jessica M. Manfredi, Student Loan Advocate with the Office of the Washington Student Loan Advocate
Jessica Monteiro Manfredi is the Interim Student Loan Advocate in the Office of the Student Loan Advocate at the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). Jessica leads the loan advocacy work for Washington state borrowers. Prior to joining WSAC, Jessica worked within higher education at both the university and community college level, with a focus on helping students obtain alternative funding options, specifically Workforce Funding grants. Throughout her career, Jessica has always advocated on behalf of students – whether that be to reduce debt while attending school or helping them achieve student loan forgiveness after graduation. She holds a dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, Bothell.
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