Training and Workshops

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Understanding Private Student Loans

June 29, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

Join Maureen Fagen from Sallie Mae and Rick Gallagher from Ascent Student Loans to learn more about Private Student Loan considerations for students and families.

Maureen Fagen, Director of Relationship Management, joined Sallie Mae in 2003 and has over 25 years of experience in college financing. Maureen serves on the EASFAA and NHASFAA Executive Councils. She holds a B.A from the State University of New York at Oswego and lives in North Reading, MA with her husband and two sons.

Rick Gallagher is the VP, Business School Development with Ascent Funding and brings with him over 30 years of experience in the Financial Aid and Student Loan industry. He has been very active with associations through their committees over the years and currently sits on the EASFAA Professional Development Committee.

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EASFAA LEADS is a division of the Training Committee with the explicit goal of Leadership Development for members of the EASFAA Community. We are not talking Financial Aid “nuts & bolts” here! Our goal is to set you on the path to advance your career through leadership training opportunities, which will build the confidence and skills that you need to move towards that next step – be it within EASFAA itself, your current organization, or beyond. Come join us at the table and learn how to build your Executive Presence. 

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