23 episodes

The Student Loan Podcast is your source for the latest and not-so-greatest on the rising cost of higher education. Student loan debt and tuition costs continue to rise and we will work together so that we do not get caught in the tide.

Join Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez as they discuss student loans, tuition, and everything in between.

Visit www.thestudentloanpodcast.com for more information.

The Student Loan Podcas‪t‬ Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez, Co-Founders for STARTNOO.com

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The Student Loan Podcast is your source for the latest and not-so-greatest on the rising cost of higher education. Student loan debt and tuition costs continue to rise and we will work together so that we do not get caught in the tide.

Join Daphné Vanessa and Shamil Rodriguez as they discuss student loans, tuition, and everything in between.

Visit www.thestudentloanpodcast.com for more information.

    23. PSLF & Avoiding Student Loan Scams With Betsy Mayotte

    23. PSLF & Avoiding Student Loan Scams With Betsy Mayotte

    Happy April Fool's Day! Unfortunately, being fooled isn't so fun when you've been scammed for thousands of dollars by someone posing to offer you student loan forgiveness.
    No need to fear, because you will walk away from today's episode learning how to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and how to avoid scammers that pretend to offer similar programs to help you with your student loans.
    Betsy Mayotte, the founder of TISLA (http://freestudentloanadvice.org/), joins the show again not only to share  how to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and how to avoid student loan scams, she is helping spread awareness on this subject by using the hashtag #dontbefooled.
    Learn more and join in on the #dontbefooled social media campaign by visiting the show notes at:
    https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode23
    Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition. 

    • 35 min
    22. Ideas That Could "Radically" Change the Student Loan Industry

    22. Ideas That Could "Radically" Change the Student Loan Industry

    In today's episode Daphné and Shamil take a fun twist and discuss "radical" ideas that could change the student loan industry.
    View the full list of resources in the show notes by visiting:
    https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode22
    Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition. 

    • 54 min
    21. Katherine Wheatle on Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color - Lumina Foundation

    21. Katherine Wheatle on Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color - Lumina Foundation

    Dr. Katherine Wheatle, strategy officer for federal policy and equity at Lumina Foundation, joins the show to share the details of a report that she led on Changing the Narrative on Student Borrowers of Color.
    Today's episode is the deep dive of deep dive episodes, so put on your policy hats and get prepared to learn about how this report is helping people have the difficult conversation discussing the effect of endemic structural racism on inequitable student outcomes.
    To learn more about Dr. Wheatle, the Lumina Foundation and to obtain your own copy of the report, visit the show notes at: 
    https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode21
    Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    20. Nena Ugwuomo, Founder of Student Dream Shares How Student Dream Is Helping Close the Black Wealth Gap

    20. Nena Ugwuomo, Founder of Student Dream Shares How Student Dream Is Helping Close the Black Wealth Gap

    Nena Ugwuomo, founder of Student Dream (https://www.studentdream.org/) joins the show to share how Student Dream is accomplishing their mission of closing the black wealth gap by leading lessons on personal finance, investing and entrepreneurship.
    We hope you are ready for a great episode because Nena does a wonderful job of taking a deep dive into each of the three areas of focus and how they will help generate wealth for the black community and lead to long term generational change.
    ***As a BONUS, The Student Loan Podcast is going to pay for the application fee of one lucky winner. Listen to the entire podcast episode to found out how you can win this prize! ***
    Capture everything that was covered in today's episode by visiting the show notes at:
    https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode20
    Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition. 
     

    • 48 min
    19. Shamil Rodriguez Shares What It Was Like to be on The Board of Trustees for a Community College

    19. Shamil Rodriguez Shares What It Was Like to be on The Board of Trustees for a Community College

    Shamil Rodriguez, co-host of The Student Loan Podcast and co-founder of StartNoo.com shares his experience of being on a community college board of trustees at the ripe age of 23.
    Sit back and enjoy this episode because we take the scenic route into Shamil’s higher education experience in hopes that you can take away some of the perspective he’s gained over the years. 
    Capture everything that was covered in today's episode by vising the show notes at:
    https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode19
    Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition. 

    • 45 min
    18. Betsy Mayotte - Founder of TISLA Shares Free Student Loan Advice

    18. Betsy Mayotte - Founder of TISLA Shares Free Student Loan Advice

    Betsy Mayotte, the founder of TISLA (http://freestudentloanadvice.org/) joins the show to share free student loan advice that she has gained in over 20 years in the student loan space. She's helped thousands of families navigate through financing their higher education goals.
    We hope you have your thinking caps on today because Betsy jumps into why she started a free student loan advice nonprofit, her experience negotiating the details of regulations that directly impact your rights as a student loan borrower, and the three most important take-aways she believes every listener should implement after listening to this Student Loan Podcast episode.
    Capture everything that was covered in today's episode by vising the show notes at:
    https://thestudentloanpodcast.com/episode18
    Visit our podcast sponsor at StartNoo to learn how you can exchange service hours in the community for direct payments towards your student loans or tuition. 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

katarina_ruth ,

An Informative Student Loan Podcast

The cohosts do a great job reviewing various things to consider when trying to decide how best to pay back your student loans!

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Practical and Funny

These guys are nerdy but funny. Help me pay student loans!

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