Presented by: Kevin Fudge, Director of Consumer Advocacy and Ombudsman, American Student Assistance Organization
ASA is a national nonprofit organization working to help students understand the financial aid process for educational loans. ASA assists students in achieving an education in a financially responsible way. Whether you are currently enrolled in a college or university, considering graduate school as a next step, or you are just thinking about returning to college, this is the perfect opportunity to learn smart strategies on how to finance your higher education degree. In this session, Kevin Fudge, Director of Consumer Advocacy and Ombudsman at ASA, will cover several strategies including how to apply for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program, and the value of using SALT educational planning resources to help borrow smartly and pay back student loans.
Who should attend: college/university students, adult learners, high school students, parents.
About Kevin Fudge
Kevin Fudge is the Director of Consumer Advocacy and Ombudsman at ASA. He works with policy makers, state agencies and non-profit organizations to improve college access, college completion rates and successful higher education debt management through raising public awareness about the intricacies of the college financing process. In his role as Ombudsman, Kevin facilitates borrower concerns and serves as a neutral party to resolve complex borrower challenges for members of federal and state government and their constituents. As a diligent advocate for consumers in the national conversation about student loan debt and higher education policy, Kevin provides innovative research and insightful analysis of federal student aid to elected officials, secondary school administrators, higher education professionals, and think tanks. Kevin is regularly quoted in traditional and social media on the topics of student loans, financial aid and student debt, and he holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Harvard University.