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Video: Managing student debt

The MSBA recently hosted a program on student loan repayment featuring two specialists in the field. Their presentation, “Student Loan Repayment: Learn to know what you owe and how to manage it,” is now available for viewing free of charge at the MSBA website. Just visit, click on the CLE Events tab and then on the Signature Events tab.

Presenters Shannon Doyle (Lutheran Social Services Financial Counseling) and Heather Rastorfer Vlieger (LRAP Minnesota) focused on helping borrowers understand the different types of student loans and repayment options. Vlieger addressed attorney-specific loan repayment assistance programs. Lawyers and law students can also obtain free and confidential debt and loan repayment counseling through Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling ( Counseling is available at 10 locations in Minnesota or by phone.

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