Financial Wellness and Debt Management

Financial Wellness

The Office of Student Financial Aid hosts a variety of informational sessions meant to enhance student understanding of topics that affect their financial well being.  Some issues that have been covered in the past include: budgeting, identity theft, understanding credit, home buying, and student loan repayment. Sessions are planned throughout the year and students are sent a notice of scheduled events from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Awareness Newsletter

The Financial Awareness Newsletter is sent out to students during the year to encourage students to look at currect topics of interest or issues that affect a large number of students. Past issues of the Financial Awareness Newsletter are listed below.

2013
Volume I
Volume II
Volume III

2014

Volume I
Volume II
Volume III

2015
Volume I
Volume II

Debt Management

Student Loan Repayment Information
The U.S. Department of Education's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) provides information on your federal loans including loan types, disbursed amounts, outstanding principal and interest, and the total amount of all your loans. To access NSLDS, go to www.nslds.ed.gov. 

For more information click on the following topic:
Repayment plans and Calculators  
Public Service Loan Forgiveness 
Postponing Repayment 
Loan Consolidation  
Federal Student Loan Omsbudsman
Private Lender Student Loan Complaint

Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program
The purpose of the Louisiana State Loan Repayment Program is to encourage primary care practitioners to serve in Health Professional Shortage Areas. For the purpose of recruitment under this program, eligible primary care practitioners include those who are specialty board certified or have completed a residency in family practice, osteopathic general practice, obstetrics/gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, or dentistry. Mid-levels include physician assistants, advanced nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives. The mission of the program is to alleviate, and ultimately overcome, the state's problem of a substantial mal-distribution of primary care health professionals in rural and inner city areas.  For more information, visithttp://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/1195