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Student-loan debt? NC attorney general and Shaw president to offer tips to new graduates

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein and Shaw University president Tashni-Ann Dubroy will talk about student-loan debt on the Shaw campus Friday.
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein and Shaw University president Tashni-Ann Dubroy will talk about student-loan debt on the Shaw campus Friday. N&O file photo

State Attorney General Josh Stein and Shaw University President Tashni-Ann Dubroy are teaming up Friday morning to offer tips for new graduates facing student loan debt.

The two will hold an event with WSHA-FM 88.9, the Shaw student radio station, and counselors from Triangle Family Services, which offers guidance and counseling on such issues as financial stability, family safety and mental health.

As many new college graduates begin a new chapter in their lives, the event organizers want to highlight what they describe as “smart consumer behavior” and “best practices” for paying back student loans. Most graduates have a six-month grace period after graduation, after which they are responsible for making payments on their loans.

The attorney general has set up a new online resource for student loan information. The web address, which is set to go live on Friday, is www.ncdoj.gov/payingforcollege.

The event begins at 9 a.m. in the third-floor president’s conference room at Estey Hall, 118 East South St., Raleigh. Counseling sessions are scheduled from 9:50 a.m. to noon.

Roughly 60 percent of college students take out loans to pay for school, according to a Stein spokeswoman.

Anne Blythe: 919-836-4948, @AnneBlythe1

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