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i2 Passport Student Debt Seminar - Open to Students

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Training Room at UNHInnovation, 21 Madbury Road, Durham

*1,500 Visa Stamp Credits for i2 Passport

Financing a college education often involves an investment in yourself:  student loans.  But making that investment is the easy part.  There are often many choices available, although choosing the right investment option is a bit more difficult.  Choosing a wise strategy to limit this investment to only the amount truly needed is the first step.  Understanding the various repayment options available to you when you finish your education is just as important.

During this session, participants will learn:

  • How to make wise loan choices
  • Credit and its impact on your future
  • Pros and cons to loan repayment
  • Opportunities to reduce the total interest paid over the life of loan repayment
  • Options to keep repayment affordable
  • Steps to take in order to stay on track during repayment
  • What to do if you have trouble repaying your loans
  • Evaluation strategies for student loan debt consolidation

Joel Carstens is the Director of Financial Aid at UNH.  Joel has more than 20 years of experience assisting students with educational financing.  Prior to starting at UNH in August 2016, he served in financial aid leadership roles within several aid offices, including two Ivy League institutions.  In addition, Joel has student loan experience, based on his work with both the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and Norwest Student Loans.


UNHInnovation Wildcatalyst Seminar Series - Open to All

The Wildcatalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly during the academic year, is open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the innovations of today represent the information and opportunities of tomorrow.

Date: Typically the fourth Thursday of every month. More information can be found on the Wildcatalyst Seminar Series website