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National Student Loan Expert to Speak at College Cash 101 on 3/31/2012

Posted: 03.06.12

National Student Loan Expert Heather Jarvis

Heather Jarvis, National Student Loan Expert, will hold free sessions on how to pay back student loans at this year’s College Cash 101.

Heather graduated from Duke University School of Law cum laude owing $125,000 in student loans and facing 30-years’ worth of $1,200 monthly payments. No one ever told Heather that she couldn’t afford to go to Duke, even though, um, she couldn’t. Her mother was a modestly paid executive assistant and her father a mostly unemployed Shakespearean actor.

Heather didn’t realize she couldn’t afford an expensive education until after she got one.  Heather has practiced public interest law for more than a dozen years. Six years ago, Equal Justice Works hired Heather to become a student loan expert and reduce the financial barriers to practicing public interest law.

Heather has contributed to student debt relief policy for the House Education Committee and others in Congress, and has dedicated her professional efforts to advancing public service loan forgiveness which allows recent graduates to dedicate their careers to the greater good. Heather leads efforts to establish and expand debt relief programs and to inform borrowers, schools, and employers about how to benefit from available debt relief programs.

Widely recognized by school professionals and media representatives as an expert source of information, Heather has trained thousands of students and professionals and is sought after for her sophisticated legal knowledge and accessible teaching style.  For more on Heather, click here.

Every year, Central Scholarship provides students the opportunity to learn about financial literacy.  We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with MONEY Magazine for this year’s event.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis and space is limited.  This event is open to students, parents, and education professionals.  To learn more and register for this year’s event, click here.