It’s really easy to forget about your loans in graduate school because there are so many other things to think about. However, your loans will eventually catch up to you, and you’ll need to start making payments on them. Unfortunately, this tends to start happening right as you’re midway through a fellowship and trying to apply for jobs, or when you’re trying to apply for licensure and take the licensing exam. Having to start paying on your student loans can come at a very overwhelming time, and also be an overwhelming thing to think about. With some simple organizational strategies, you can feel more confident about the financial responsibility that awaits you.
Articles by Dana Leigh Formon, PhD
Dana Formon earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas (eat 'em up, kats!). She completed her predoctoral internship at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina, and finished an ABPP-approved postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology with the Colorado Department of Human Services. Dr. Formon is currently a forensic evaluator for the Sate of Virginia, as well as an adjunct psychology instructor for Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In her free time, she enjoys training for marathons and triathlons, and learning financial literacy tips from her husband, Chris.
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