The $3 billion San Antonio Federal Credit Union just wrapped up hosting a series of four workshops for local college and university counselors and representatives of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. The sessions were to train counselors about how to effectively counsel students about their student loans. They were held in San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso and Edinburgh in the Rio Grande Valley.
“Ultimately, our objective is to educate students so that they successfully repay their loan and avoid the negative consequences of a student loan default. They must not take out loans blindly but need to understand what they are obligating themselves to repay,” said Maria Luna-Torres, TG’s director of Education Finance Initiatives.
SACU Director of Education Loans Juan Antonio Ruiz said, “We spend a lot of time counseling our members about student loans and helping them find the best options. We felt it was important to help TG get up-to-date information to counselors who will assist students in navigating the intricate pathways to fund their higher education.”