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Resources to help kill crippling student debt

By Liliana Green

Student loan debt puts financial pressure on many TCC students, but several resources can help federal student-loan borrowers prepare for the responsibility of repayment. 

“By educating themselves on the borrower’s benefits and obligation of borrowing federal loans for college effectively, students can start off on the right foot when they complete their program of study,” financial aid specialist Joe Rodriguez said.

He will lead a workshop Feb. 9 to help TCC students Plan for Success. On average, a college graduate leaves school with more than $30,000 in student-loan debt, according to MarketWatch.

“Borrowing for your education can greatly impact your quality of life today and after you graduate,” Rodriguez said.

For 12 years, he has been helping college students with financial aid gain a better understanding about student-loan borrowing and responsibility.

Attendees will be given a workbook to go along with the presentation with a small activity afterward. The presentation will be 6-7:30 p.m. in the Community Room (NBSS 1103) on NE Campus.

For more information, students can email ronda.isaacs@tccd.edu or call 817-515-6264 or go to http://tccdne.volunteerhub.com/events/index to register. Walk-ins are welcome, but the presentation will begin on time.

Attendees are advised to arrive 10 minutes early as there will be a pre-test. Late arrivals can reschedule.

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