The Student Loan Workgroup, which was informally convened by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, is seeking to reach students with information so they can minimize their student loan debt.
SLAM classroom presentations include one- to three-hour exercises that high school teachers can use to prepare students for what it means to take on loans for their post-high school plans. In the exercises, students advance through a worksheet that helps them assemble critical information so they can make informed and responsible choices about how to finance their post-high school plans. Students walk away from the activity with a clear action plan. The activity also satisfies a number of the new K-12 financial education state standards.
Please contact Outreach Chair Tony Leahy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 898-6703 if you would like to request a SLAM rep to come to your classroom.
- Student Loan Survival Guide
Student loan survival guide from the Washington State Office of the Attorney General.
- Debt Slapped
Guide to smartly financing your education
- Understanding College Costs
Information from the US Department of Education
- Washington Student Achievement Council
Information and resources about financial aid available in Washington.
- Student Loan Resources from DFI
Resources from the Department of Financial Institutions.
Information and resources from the Federal Government.
- Student Loans - Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about student loans.