Financial Aid Advice

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What it is and How It Works

Posted by Paul Garrard, M.B.A. on July 22, 2019
You may have heard that some borrowers who have careers in the nonprofit sector after graduation can retire their student loan debt through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program after meeting certain eligibility requirements. This program is designed to encourage borrowers of any discipline and degree program (including dentistry) to enter and remain in the nonprofit sector for at least 10 years, with the promise to forgive any remaining federal student loan debt at that time completely tax-free—meaning the forgiveness amount is not considered taxable income. PSLF may be of great interest to health professions students interested in the nonprofit sector, such as the government and nonprofit community-based health clinics. It also applies to dental school graduates who enter academic dentistry after they graduate. ... See More

Changes in Financial Aid and Student Loans

Posted by Paul Garrard, M.B.A. on December 20, 2017
One of the main questions students enrolled in any degree program have about financial aid, especially student loans, is whether there will be any changes to the programs and if those will impact them—either during school or later when they ... See More

Public Service Loan Forgiveness May Help Your Career in Academic Dentistry

Posted by Paul Garrard, M.B.A. on February 21, 2017
Are you considering a career in academic dentistry, but have concerns that your student loan debt is too high and an academic dentistry salary may not be high enough to meet your career and repayment objectives? Public Service Loan Forgiveness may be the right choice. Paul Garrard, M.B.A., ADEA Consultant and Senior Advisor for Student Financial Services, has two important things for you to remember that may help.
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Financial Health for Dental Students

Posted by Daniel Citron on February 24, 2016
As dental students, we are often reminded to keep track of our loans and to carefully budget our expenses. However, understanding credit is equally important for a financially healthy future.  Do you know what your credit score is? Do you ... See More