Educational Debt and the Financial Aspects of Planning for Law School
Tuesday, April 24 - 7:30 p.m., EST
Individuals who are considering law school or a legal career (freshmen through seniors, as well as graduates) are invited to join us on Tuesday, April 24, for this free webinar on the important topic of financial planning for law school. Our presenters are experts in their respective fields, and both will address critical issues relating to the financial aspects of earning a law degree. Topics will include the following:
- Understanding the complete costs of earning a law degree
- Appreciating the impact of high levels of educational debt
- Loan program costs and repayment options
- Making an informed decision about how much debt to take on
- Creating a financial plan that minimizes borrowing
The 45-minute presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer segment, during which participants may ask questions of the presenters.
There is no cost to attend, but early registration is encouraged.
Heather Jarvis is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of educational debt. She graduated from Duke University School of Law, cum laude, owing $125,000. She practiced public interest law for more than 12 years before focusing her attention on efforts to establish and expand debt-relief programs and to inform borrowers, schools, and employers about how to benefit from available debt-relief programs. She is the founder of askheatherjarvis.com and is dedicated to providing educational resources and training for student loan borrowers.
John Garcia is a financial aid professional with more than 15 years of experience serving both undergraduate and law students. In his current position as director of financial aid at MSU College of Law, he has provided leadership for the development of financial literacy programs aimed at helping current and prospective law students become more informed and cautious borrowers.