SALT LAKE CITY -- There's just one way to repay the $1.11 trillion that 37 million American federal student loan borrowers currently owe: writing a monthly check until the balance is zero. Right?

Wrong, says Heather Jarvis, a student loan expert at Educational Resources and Training in Wilmington, N.C. She outlined multiple strategies for paying off federally guaranteed student loans at the 2014 NAPFA conference.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Financial Planning content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access