Student Loan Repayment Information Session for University Employees

Presented by Shannon Osborne, Assistant Director of Financial Well-Being of the Student Support and Advocacy Center, in partnership with Human Resources and Payroll at George Mason University.

This is an informational session to discuss student loan repayment and make sure university employees are prepared for when the COVID deferment on student loan payments expires at the end of January 2022. We will explain how COVID-19 has impacted student loan repayments. This session is open to ALL Mason university faculty and staff. You do not need student loan debt yourself to attend this session, as it is also important to understand what Mason students face with repayment.

Navigating and setting up your student loan repayments can be confusing, but it does not have to be. This presentation focuses primarily on federal direct student loan repayments, while also briefly discussing private loans and Perkins loans. We will discuss all loan forgiveness options as well as Public Service Loan Forgiveness and how to set up an income-driven repayment plan. In addition, we will outline how your employment at George Mason University can qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness and navigate this setup with you. Attendees will end the session with the confidence and ability to get started, or continue, on a path to successful student loan repayments.

If you have questions, please email fwb@gmu.edu.