Director of Financial Aid
Aid Department is thrilled to be part of the new Education Investment Management
program offered by our preferred lender, Ed-Invest. Debra Dupuis of Ed-Invest
was on campus March 8 conducting these investment management sessions. Students
in the third, ninth and thirteenth quarters participated.
The purpose of these investment management sessions is to help our students
manage their student loan portfolios and other finances. Dupuis discussed
student loans, private loans and credit card debt. Students even received a
template to help them construct a budget. Dupuis stressed that students stay
apprised of the information that is posted to their credit report. She suggested
that they check their credit report at least once a year.
Because most students leave Sherman with a substantial student loan portfolio
that also includes loans from undergraduate and private loans, these sessions
are crucial in helping students learn to manage that debt prudently. We offered
tips on how to use their deferments wisely and which debts they should
concentrate on paying first.
The Financial Aid Office and Ed-Invest plan to offer these Education Investment
Management sessions on a regular basis. By targeting students in different
stages of their educational careers here at Sherman, we hope they will have a
better understanding of their credit and their budget limitations and that they
are better able to manage their finances and businesses upon graduation.
We offer a huge thank you to faculty members Bill Decken, D.C., LCP, Bob Irwin,
D.C., and Claudia Seay, D.C., for allowing us classroom time to talk with their