Public Service Law Careers

Educating Loan Repayment Checklist for Graduating Students

  1. Familiarize yourself with the basics on managing your student debt
  2. Watch a free webinar that walks you through income-driven repayment plans and public service loan forgiveness
  3. Determine whether you need to take a bar exam loan
  4. Figure out what kind of federal loans you have and which loan servicer manages your loan
  5. Discover and compare loan repayment options
  6. Make sense of recent changes to income-driven repayment plan options
  7. Use the repayment calculator to estimate your payments under various repayment plans
  8. Assess Pros/Cons of Federal Direct Consolidation Loans
  9. If planning on working in public service, research:
  10. Around graduation time, complete exit counseling and select a loan repayment plan. Learn more about exit counseling here.
  11. For more information on affordable loan repayment options and federal public service loan forgiveness, check out the great online resources at Equal Justice Works and with student loan expert, Heather Jarvis.
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