Webinar: Opportunities under CARES to Relieve Student Loan Debt Burden
Many people don’t know only 29% of Americans (73 million) were considered “financially healthy” in 2019.
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues workers will be forced to make increasingly difficult decisions on which household bills to prioritize. The impact of stay at home orders has further exacerbated the financial hardship of millions of people across the country, including the one in four Americans that are behind on their student loans.
This webinar is for city staff, human resources and finance, in particular who are interested in learning more about how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) impacts student loans so they can share information with their employees and their families. During these times it is even more important that employers communicate with their employees what is happening as it relates to their benefits from paid leave policies, where to go to understand current programs and how federal actions could impact their benefits or individual expenditures.
The webinar will focus on a range of issues facing borrowers, including enrolling in income-driven repayment, getting out of default, and other critical steps for student loan borrowers to take now given the Act.
Join us for this webinar to hear about the impact of the new law and have your questions answered in real time.
- Patrick Hain, Program Manager, Economic Opportunity and Financial Empowerment, National League of Cities
- Anita Yadavalli, Program Director, City Fiscal Policy, National League of Cities
- Mike Pierce, Director of Policy & Managing Counsel, Student Borrower Protection Center
- Katherine Welbeck, Civil Rights Counsel, Student Borrower Protection Center