I can't thank you and your colleagues enough for providing me with the information necessary to locate available funds for teacher loan forgiveness. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but now that I've been notified that my graduate loan has been paid for, I am ecstatic and a true believer in your website information! The money couldn't have come at a better time with the economy the way it is. I have since informed the staff here at WPS that the information you supplied was well worth the effort of investigation and that if they qualify, they must apply! I can't thank you enough for your help, professionalism, and information.You are a true barer of great joy!"
As an educator, I was introduced to Student Resource USA (SRUSA) through an informational meeting on student loan forgiveness and other similar types of programs at my school site. A representative visited the school and gave us some quick abridged information concerning various types of student loan forgiveness programs, grants for continuing education, and federal incentives for returning to school.
For further information I contacted Trevor Mariner, labeled as THE most knowledgeable representative and regional contact for SRUSA. Mr. Mariner was amazingly prompt at returning my calls and exceptionally helpful in guiding me toward programs that would fit my individual needs. Not only did Mr. Mariner inform me of federal programs for teachers that I did not even know existed, but he was helpful at breaking down technical terminology to make it so clear to understand. Because of Mr. Mariner's expertise and information, I was able to consolidate $40,000 of my student loans and enroll in two federal loan forgiveness programs that will eliminate around 3/4 of the total outstanding balance! My monthly loan payment was automatically reduced from around $500 a month to a minimal $50 a month, with no added penalty or additional interest for me to repay! Similarly, Mr. Mariner was able to recommend and connect me to an enrollment counselor at Capella University, a highly accredited and respected online school. Because of the the connection with SRUSA, I have recently deferred my student loan repayments and am already four months into earning my second master's degree. SRUSA's networking lead me to receive a 25% tuition reduction for Capella and an $8000 federal grant for teachers, allowing me to earn my degree and administrative endorsements in about a year for only $3000.
I have since referred other teachers and friends with student loans to Mr. Mariner and his information on federal loan forgiveness programs. I highly recommend anyone with outstanding student loans or an interest in returning to a college or university to contact Mr. Mariner or other knowledgeable SRUSA representatives for further information.
I was very hesitant to consider Student Resource USA to help me go back to school until I received that first phone call from Nick Quiroz. I owe all my thank yous to him. Going back to school was a scary decision, but Nick made me feel more relaxed and confident that I could do it. He was incredibly helpful from the beginning all the way to the end. He was a constant source of encouragement and answered all my questions thoroughly. The whole process was quite enjoyable because of him. Now I am well on my way to getting my Master's degree.
I would definitely recommend Student Resource USA to anyone who wants to further their education and I would send them straight to Nick!
In the Spring of 2008, a representative from Student Resources USA came to my school district to speak with teachers about continuing education and possible funding assistance. I was very interested in furthering my education to become a better teacher. I contacted Ryan at SRUSA and began to learn about colleges, financial aid, grants, and loan forgiveness programs for earning an additional degree in education.
Ryan asked all the right questions to help me determine the path I wanted to take and the best way to achieve my goals. My admission fee was waived when I applied to Capella University, and within a month my financial aid had been worked out, and I was a real college student again!
Three years later I had earned my PhD in Education with a specialization in online learning. To my surprise, I received another call from SR USA, to follow up on how I was doing. This time, I was able to get a tremendous amount of help getting the right forms and filling out the paper work for loan forgiveness programs. I was surprised that SRUSA still had my information and called after 3 years to see how I was doing.
I highly recommend Student Resources USA if you are considering earning a college degree and need the encouragement and assistance to make it happen!
Luanne P. Schnase, PhD