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5/2 - Setting Your Students Up for Success:
Tips to Effectively Help Students
Manage Their Debt

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On May 2, join SWT and our presenter Betsy Mayotte, a nationally recognized expert on all things student loans, for this can't miss session!

This session will focus on helping institutions more effectively prepare students and alumni to manage their student debt. Learn how to best get your exit counseling and other financial literacy tools to “stick”, how to help borrowers build good relationships with their loan holders and get some advice on managing an institutions cohort default rate. Finally, we’ll talk a bit of politics and PSLF.

Betsy Mayotte is the President and Founder of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA). She has been working in the student loan industry doing compliance and advocacy work for over 20 years and has helped thousands of borrowers with their student loans. Most recently, she has spent the last 18 years working for American Student Assistance®, a Boston-based nonprofit organization with 60 years’ experience helping people make better decisions about financing their education and repaying student loans.

Betsy has served as a primary negotiator for several federal Title IV negotiated rulemaking sessions on topics such as the use of student loans at foreign schools, loan rehabilitation and borrower defense to repayment. In addition, Mayotte frequently conducts regulatory trainings for the higher education financing industry both in the United States and as far away as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. She is regularly quoted in the media on student loan issues and was a frequent contributor to U.S. News and World Report’s The Student Loan Ranger blog Betsy was born and raised in Lowell, MA and currently lives in Plymouth, MA.


5/30 - Identity Theft

This webinar has been approved for 1 CEU via the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education ( During the presentation, the presenter will announce a passcode ONCE. IT CANNOT BE REPEATED. Individuals will complete their AFCPE CEU request form and use the passcode. CEU's are generally awarded within 3-5 business days.

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Identity theft happens every two seconds in this country and to people of all ages—from infants to the elderly. Join us for simple tips to avoid identity theft along with important steps to repair your credit.

ECMC’s financial literacy program—Financial Awareness Basics (FAB)—helps teach students the basics of managing money, budgeting and financing their higher education. We provide financial literacy training to schools and students at no cost. Our webinars are offered throughout the year on timely topics.

Abril Hunt is ECMC’s National Trainings Manager. She is based out of Portland, Oregon. Abril provides training and support to schools in Oregon, California, Washington and Hawai’i.

In addition to managing national trainings, Abril also serves as managing editor for ECMC’s quarterly financial literacy newsletter FAB Gab.

Abril has been helping students and their families navigate the maze of college access and affordability since 1997. A first generation, low-income student herself, Abril is dedicated to working with underserved populations. Her practical approach to training has made her a popular speaker for NCAN, NACAC, GEAR Up, Aspire and TRiO.

Along with Abril, Tom Bailey co-hosts “Financial Awareness Basics”, ECMC’s weekly financial literacy webinars. As an Outreach Manager, Tom provides training and support to schools in California, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. Tom began his career in higher education in 1990 and has worked in the areas of education finance, enrollment management and financial literacy. Lifelong learning is important to Tom and he recently received a certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor through AFCPE.


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POLICY: Under certain circumstances, established by Council, the registration fee is refundable.

1. The refund policy must be stated on the registration form.
2. The policy is that normally refunds are granted if requested in writing and the request is received at least two weeks before the first day of the event.
3. Under extenuating circumstances, such as illness, the two-week deadline may be waived. Such refunds may be authorized either by the Committee Chair or by the Treasurer. They may request whatever documentation they deem appropriate on a document. It is important that these officials consult, however, so there is consistent treatment of members each year and so that one does not approve a member who might be rejected by another officer.
4. Other members of the Council are not authorized to approve refunds.

APPROVED: July 1993; April 1998

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