AICCCA Offers Training for Student Loan Counseling

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AICCCA is now proud to offer its first intensive student loan counseling training for members and non-members alike.

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The goal of our training program is to give counselors and interested parties the tools needed to understand and apply the various student loan solutions to consumers in need. -Kevin Weeks, AICCCA President

With the recent announcement of President Obama’s “Bill of Rights” for students, the ever-increasing problem of student loan debt continues to be in the forefront of the national news. Earlier this month, the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies launched a new website dedicated to student loan counseling, StudentLoanCounselors.org. AICCCA is now proud to offer its intensive student loan counseling training for members and non-members alike.

“The goal of our training program is to give counselors and interested parties the tools needed to understand and apply the various student loan solutions to consumers in need. Each student loan situation has unique circumstances and each solution should be unique to those circumstances,” said Kevin Weeks, President, AICCCA. “Upon completing our Student Loan Certification Program, counselors will be able to guide borrowers through the often complex and overwhelming process of evaluating options and ultimately advocating for the debtor accordingly. This training will provide counselors the tools needed to help consumers struggling with student loan debt and is a significant and much needed step to provide debtors legitimate assistance they desperately need.”

The first four-week class will begin March 30, 2015. The cost to participate is $199 for AICCCA members and $299 for non-members. Class size is limited and additional classes will be forthcoming.

The four-part course will cover:

  •     State of Student Loans
  •     Student Loans Types and Programs
  •     Real World Application of Student Loan Programs
  •     Enrollment in Student Loan Programs

A course of on-line self study, each module is designed to be completed weekly with access to the instructor via email as needed throughout the course. The instructor will also conduct a weekly 1-hour call in session for review and group discussion. Each module includes interactive quizzes and a final test will be administered at the end of the course.
For more information, visit http://www.aiccca.org or http://www.studentloancounselors.org.

AICCCA: Founded in 1993, Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies is a national membership organization established to promote quality and professional delivery of credit counseling services. AICCCA and its members are focused on financial education, efficient processes and advanced technology to best serve consumers. AICCCA members are independent nonprofit agencies that advocate for debtors and annually counsel millions of consumers.

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