Managing Student Debt


Student loans can be a helpful tool to help you reach your educational goals. However, as a student, you must borrow responsibly – the money you receive now to pay for school must be paid back later.

Here are some tools to help you manage your current finances including your loans, and plan for your future:

Free Online Financial Literacy Courses from Strayer University

As a Strayer student, you now have access to USA Funds® Life Skills®, a free online learning program that offers you advice for managing your time and money wisely while in school and after graduation. The curriculum covers topics ranging from finding resources to pay for college to living on a budget to managing debt to maximizing your savings.

USA Funds® Life Skills®, a free online learning program that offers advice for managing time and money wisely while in school and after graduation, can be downloaded at the USA Funds Life Skills Student Guidefor account setup information. Then visit www.lifeskills.org to access the online financial literacy training.

Life Skills is a program provided by USA Funds, which is not affiliated with Strayer University. Any information provided by you to USA Funds through your use of the site will be subject to the terms of the USA Funds Life Skills website.

Tools to help you manage your student debt

Information about managing student debt

To monitor your federal student debt, contact the National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDS), or by calling 1.800.4.FED.AID or TDD 1.800.730.8913.

Exit counseling

Before graduating, withdrawing, or dropping below 1/2 time enrollment, Federal student loan borrowers are required to complete exit counseling. This 20-25 minute session will provide you with valuable information about your rights and responsibilities as a student borrower. Learn more about exit counseling.

For Current Students

Please direct your questions about student loan repayment to Strayer University's loan repayment advisor at 703.713.3620 or financialaid@strayer.edu.

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