Workshop: How to Avoid Scams, Use Free Repayment Tools & Save Money

Workshop: How to Avoid Scams, Use Free Repayment Tools & Save Money

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Student Loan Debt Relief Workshop: How to Avoid Scams, Use Free Repayment Tools and Save Money

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On September 1, 2022, the extension of the federal student loan payment pause is set to conclude. To prepare for student loan payments resuming in September, join the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) for a free student loan debt relief workshop on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST. Register to attend the workshop by clicking on the green “register” button.

During this workshop, student loan borrowers will learn about current student loan debt relief scams to avoid and how to use the free Wisconsin Student Loan Repayment Tool, created by Savi. Savi’s student loan experts will answer questions about student loan repayment and explain how their tool can help borrowers navigate the complexities of federal student loan repayment plans, forgiveness programs, and lowering student loan payments. Using Savi’s tool may help borrowers reduce their monthly payments and optimize their repayment plans. On average, users of this tool save $156 each month and have a lifetime savings of $28,308. Student loan borrowers can find additional free repayment resources on DFI’s LookForwardWI.gov website.

DFI and DATCP encourage student loan borrowers to create a repayment plan now to help ensure a smooth return to repayment and to beware of fraudsters taking advantage of this transition period. Borrowers with questions are encouraged to call the Wisconsin Student Loan Help Hotline at 1-833-589-0750 or contact Federal Student Aid. Student loan borrowers who have been the victim of a scam should report it by filing a complaint online, emailing datcphotline@wisconsin.gov, or calling DATCP’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-422-7128.

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