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Multiday Session Course

Utilizing Student Loan Coaching to Help Clients Reduce Financial Burdens

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

200 Adults, Couples & Families |  3000 Financial Social Work |  800 Online |  Special Offers
Tisa Silver Canady, EdD, MBA
Course Levels:
May 4- 5, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Course prerequisite:  Registrants must be FSW Certificate Program graduates, Financial Aid professionals, or AFC-accredited professionals

Student loans are one of the largest lifetime debts incurred by individuals and families, thus making loan repayment a central factor in household financial wellbeing. This virtual 2-part course provides intensive training on all aspects of student loan debt, including how to work with students and graduates on strategies to budget and plan for loan repayment, access loan consolidation and forgiveness programs, and prevent student loan defaults. Participants will become familiar with the complex and ever-changing student loan repayment and forgiveness issues and landscape, and learn how to incorporate financial coaching techniques and student loan resources into their practice specifically to address student debt burdens with clients.


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Tisa Silver Canady, EdD, MBA, is a financial wellness advocate for today’s scholar. As an author and collegiate financial wellness expert specializing in student loan debt, she has personally advised students and families on the repayment of more than $90 millionin student loans. Dr. Silver Canady has extensive experience in higher education as an administrator, faculty member, and researcher. As the director of financial education and wellness at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, she was responsible for campus-wide financial education programming and debt management initiatives. Since 2012, Dr. Silver Canady has provided training to financial aid administrators on financial literacy and program development through the Delaware-DC-Maryland Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Dr. Silver Canady also served as a faculty member at the University of Delaware specializing in principles of corporate finance and securities analysis. In 2007, she received the Student Choice Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. During her time at the University of Delaware, she served as a frequent contributor to the WHYY PBS 12 Nightly Business Report. A highly sought-after thinker on personal finance, Dr. Silver Canady has authored personal finance content for outlets including Forbes, Investopedia, and BET. Her financial insights have been featured in radio, television, and print outlets including TIME, Ladies’ Home Journal, ESSENCE Magazine, FOX Business, MSN Money, Yahoo! Finance, USA Today, Black Enterprise, and Maryland Public Television.In 2018, Dr. Silver Canady conducted Campus-Based Financial Education in Maryland: A Survey of Postsecondary Institutions (SPIN) to assess needs and opportunities to invest in financial education and student financial well-being programs on Maryland’s postsecondary campuses. The project earned the endorsement of the State of Maryland’s Financial Education and Capability Commission. Passionate about how the student loan crisis has perpetuated a wealth gap in the Black community, Dr. Silver Canady released Borrowing While Black (2020), a book that focuses on helping Black borrowers make strategic decisions about student loans. In 2021, she launched the Maryland Center for Collegiate Financial Wellness. The Center fosters a continuum of campus-based financial wellness programming and supports that build financial life skills and empower students to thrive. Dr. Silver Canady is on a mission to increase financial education around student loan borrowing. A double graduate of the University of Delaware, she earned a doctorate in higher education administration/community college leadership from Morgan State University.

Learning Objectives


Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Locate major developments in the student loan landscape including current events related to one-time benefits and forthcoming changes.
  • Describe the sequence of events during the borrowing experience from evaluating lending options to outcomes during repayment.
  • Describe loan types and terms including the unique features that distinguish student loans from other forms of credit.

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after April 20, 2023 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

Course Completion & CE Information


Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 6 Category I Continuing Education Units.  The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

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