Loan Management and Repayment

In addition to the counseling services available from our own financial aid staff, the University of San Francisco School of Law also provides students with one-on-one debt management consultations with an outside expert, as well as, the following series of short video clips. These brief video presentations will significantly enhance your understanding of federal student loan borrowing and the repayment processes and options.

Video presenter, Jeffrey Hanson PhD, is a specialist in educational borrowing for graduate and professional students, and has given various presentations on financial literacy to law and medical students across the country. 

Financial Literacy

The Office of Law Financial Aid provides interactive counseling tools to connect law students with financial resources. We are committed to providing students with information and resources to manage their finances and educational debt, and ensuring students know how to budget, invest, and borrow will help students make better financial decisions. 

We have partnered with WhichWay, a financial literacy platform designed to help students understand how to manage personal finances and money. WhichWay is a free, web-based resource for students and alumni to learn the concepts important to financial literacy and wellness.

Learn more about WhichWay on myUSF

Financial Literacy Modules

Managing Your Loans:

  1. Understanding the Unique Nature of Federal Student Loans
  2. Planning for Student Loan Repayment
  3. Exploring the Student Loan Payment Plans
  4. Comparing the Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Plans
  6. Estimating Your Monthly Student Loan Payments
  7. Taking Stock of Your Student Loan Portfolio
  8. Developing Your Student Loan Repayment Timeline
  9. Choosing Your Student Loan Payment Plan
  10. Understanding Student Loan Consolidation
  11. Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Managing Your Budget:

  1. Building your Budget
  2. Saving on Spending
  3. Making Strategic Borrowing Decisions
  4. Importance of Good Credit
  5. Credit Reporting
  6. Credit Scoring