Education Debt Reduction Workshop
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM Central Standard Time

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Diane Owen, Area Director of Clergy Well-Being

Everyone with federal educational debt is invited to attend this workshop!
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Financial Counseling and the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of the United Methodist Church have partnered together to provide ongoing support and interactive workshops around the topics of federal student loans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

What is happening with the pending Biden Harris Act? Have there been changes in the PSLF program? Is loan forgiveness actually happening? In fact, it is! Individuals in our annual conferences and beyond have had their loans forgiven.
You may have heard about the many changes to the federal student loan program regarding Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income Driven Repayment options, and the potential Biden-Harris debt relief. This workshop is to provide information, explore your options in repayment, and help create your next steps. We'd like to support you on your journey with your student loans. You don't have to do it alone! Bring your questions and a friend. We are here to answer questions, listen to your concerns, and share success stories. 
All are invited. Clergy, laity, conference staff, church staff, and anyone who works in public service jobs that has federal educational loans will benefit from this information. This informative workshop for individuals trying to navigate the federal student loan repayment space is free!

Here is a testimony that a Minnesota clergyperson shared with our Area Director of Clergy Well-Being Diane Owen.

"On March 15, I received the life-changing news that my student loan debt of $61,499 has been forgiven! I have made payments for 16 years—far more money than the original loan—but the payments covered the interest and barely touched the principal. The debt felt like a life sentence, and I can hardly believe I am free of it.

I'm so grateful for the PSLF program and to Minnesota Annual Conference for helping me through the process. It works!" 

Cost: Free

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058