AG Ferguson provides tips and resources for those impacted by student loans

AG Ferguson provides tips and resources for those impacted by student loans
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Attorney General Bob Ferguson released an updated Student Loan Survival Guide Wednesday, which provides tips and resources for those impacted by student loans, including high school students thinking about taking out student loans, former college students making repayments and parents who cosigned loans.

Among updates to the guide is information about the new Student Loan Advocate and the Washington Student Achievement Council, a position created by AG-request legislation last year. The advocate is now available to help student loan borrowers understand the terms of their loans and options available to them, such as loan forgiveness and deferment.

Students can contact the advocate directly by calling (833) 881-0397, sending an email to LoanAdvocate@wsac.wa.gov or visiting the website.

The Student Loan Survival Guide was originally published in January 2017. The Guide provides up-to-date information about picking a credible school, taking out loans, repayment and loan forgiveness eligibility. The Guide also includes sections specifically for transfer students, parents of students, military service members, and veterans.

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