Department of Education makes improvements to StudentLoans.gov counseling site

April 14, 2015 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

With student debt on the rise, making wise borrowing decisions has become even more critical to those investing in their postsecondary education. One important opportunity for borrowers to learn more about their rights and responsibilities under the Federal Direct Loan Program occurs during mandatory student loan counseling. For most students, this means navigating the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) entrance and exit counseling modules on StudentLoans.gov.

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Reminder: Register for What's in Your Financial Literacy Wallet?

April 14, 2015 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

TG Webinars

It's not too late to register for Thursday's webinar on financial literacy.

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ED announces new date for the transition from the FSA PIN to the FSA ID for students and borrowers

April 13, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

In an electronic announcement (E-ANN) dated April 13, 2015, ED notified the financial aid community that the transition from the FSA PIN to the FSA ID will be on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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ED publishes guidance regarding loan counseling requirements and flexibilities

April 07, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On April 6, 2015, ED published Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) GEN-15-06 providing guidance to schools about loan counseling requirements, and a school's flexibility to augment that counseling.

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TG and TACC to host evening mixer at AACC Convention

April 07, 2015 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

Are you planning to attend the 95th Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)? The event is less than two weeks away in festive downtown San Antonio.

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Register today: What's in Your Financial Literacy Wallet?

March 31, 2015 · TG Customer Training and Event Management · No Comments

TG Webinars

Do you have a financial literacy program on your campus? Are you ready to punch it up and make sure it hits all the right topics for the students and parents you serve? Register for the TG webinar What's in Your Financial Literacy Wallet?, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Central Time.

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Enhanced PLUS loan counseling now available on updated studentloans.gov website

March 31, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

On March 29, 2015, ED introduced the enhanced PLUS loan counseling materials on the revamped studentloans.gov website. A student or parent PLUS loan borrower is required to take PLUS loan counseling before receiving a loan if the applicant has an adverse credit history, but obtains an endorser or proves that extenuating circumstances exist.

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TG issues report on how federal policies have shaped students' understanding of loan counseling

March 30, 2015 · TG Research and Analytical Services · No Comments

TG, in consultation with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), has released the second of five reports on the efficacy of federal student loan counseling. Informed or Overwhelmed? A Legislative History of Student Loan Counseling with a Literature Review on the Efficacy of Loan Counseling details how ever-evolving policy changes and the complexity of the federal student loan programs may hamper students' abilities to fully understand and retain information about their loans.

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2014 Tax Benefits of Paying for College

March 27, 2015 · TG Policy and Regulatory Affairs · No Comments

Learn about the tax benefits of paying for college.

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Take a tour of the borrower's online experience with HigherEDGE

March 24, 2015 · TG Marketing Communications · No Comments

HigherEDGE® Default Management Solutions

Among the many benefits for a school working with TG's HigherEDGE® Default Management Solutions is a dedicated webpage for the school's borrowers. Each page contains an abundance of resources to inform the borrower about his or her options before and during repayment. This raises borrower awareness and confidence, while reinforcing the message that HigherEDGE is there to provide guidance and assistance at every turn.

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