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Grade 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

Student Loans: Don’t Be Afraid, Be Informed!

November 24 7:00-8:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 19 2023,
Presenter: John Hupalo


Teachers will be able to:

  • Counsel students on increasing their education ROI.
  • Explain the fundamentals of student loans: federal vs. private. student vs. parent, fixed vs. variable.
  • Show strategies for managing debt.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, highlight other tuition options and take a deep dive into the fundamentals of student loans and smart borrowing.


Most students will need loans to pay for college, but lack the information needed to make smart ROI, or “Return on Investment,” decisions. We’ll explore basics, offer tips and dispel myths. Well managed student loans are not bad!

Student loans are one element of a family’s plan to pay for college. We’ll unravel the complexity of loan programs by defining key terms such as capitalized interest, forbearance, deferment, loan forgiveness, cosigners and many others.