Repaying Student Loans
When you accept a student loan and it is disbursed, you are agreeing to pay it back. There are several ways to do this, as paying back your student loan can be tailored to your ability to pay. More information about paying back your student loan.
Solutions at ECMC offers you free counseling about borrowing and repaying your student loans. Visit their website to contact them.
It’s also important for you to know that failure to pay back your student loan (defaulting) can have serious consequences. It’s very important for you to understand the consequences of default. Community Colleges of Spokane and Solutions at ECMC are committed to helping you avoid these consequences and are here to assist you. Contact the financial aid office or Solutions at ECMC for more information.
Here are some perspectives from students on financial aid and the process:
“I am grateful that my school was able to provide such great support. I truthfully did not know how to go about my student loans and did not know what options I had—nor what steps to take to receive these options—and it was really helpful.”
“[ECMC Solutions] has helped me two years in a row with managing my student loans. He is an EXCELLENT resource: knowledgeable, helpful, kind and so easy to work with! I made sure this year [that] I contacted him, specifically, to help me.”
“My experience was great. Most importantly, I was treated with the utmost respect and kindness.”
“I turned in my application to college and go accepted for this fall! I am excited to let you know because we have been in communication for a long time. Thank you for being supportive.”
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to attend college. This scholarship has helped me so much.”
“Approaching repayment of student loans can be stressful and scary, but [they] reassured me that there are plenty of resources that can assist with to help me with my repayment process. I appreciate [their] time and detailed explanations that allowed me to better understand the student loan process. [They] also helped me register [my loan servicer] account and explain to me my interest rates.”
Financial Education and Your Money
One skill that everyone needs in life is personal financial management, yet money is a sensitive topic as there never seems to be enough of it. Community Colleges of Spokane, the state of Washington and Solutions at ECMC want to provide you with information about how to improve your relationship with your money.
Financial Education Learning Website
Solutions at ECMC has an online tool called ECMC Learning. This tool is free and simplifies your money matters. There is a wealth of information, including calculators, budgeting assistance, and tips on saving and spending money. Visit ECMC Learning (SCC | SFCC) and start exploring today!
Student Loan Debt and Your Career Aspirations
The state of Washington and Community Colleges of Spokane want you to have the best information possible about working once you leave school. It’s very helpful to know what the average salaries are for a wide range of careers, and how this compares with your potential student loan debt. For more information, visit ECMC Learning (SCC | SFCC).
About Solutions at ECMC
ECMC is a nonprofit with a mission to help students succeed. Solutions at ECMC works closely with the Community Colleges of Spokane to provide services that support student loan management and help you focus on success. Conversations with our trained counselors are intended to help navigate paying for school and repaying federal student loans.