October 21, 2014

Tanzi to host info session on student loan refinancing options

STATE HOUSE – Rep. Teresa Tanzi will host a constituent event next week to provide information on the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority’s new education loan refinancing options.

The event is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Maury Loontjens Memorial Library, 35 Kingstown Rd., Narragansett. A representative from the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) will be available to explain the educational loan refinancing and consolidation opportunities the authority offers to help Rhode Islanders save money on their state-based, private and PLUS student loans. The event is free and open to all.

“Student debt can be crippling for many, severely limiting future options long after a person has graduated. The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority is there to help and has created new refinancing options at the behest of the General Assembly to help people take advantage of lower interest rates. More people need to know about these programs in order to take advantage of them, because these programs can save them a significant amount of money over the course of the loan, which is why I invited RISLA to come directly to our community to answer questions and help spread the word,” said Representative Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett.) “Ours is the first community to have this important opportunity and I hope many people are able to come and take advantage of it.”