Exit Counselling: looking forward while looking back

There comes a time in a student’s life during his or her college years when he or she realizes that graduation is at hand. Is there a more sobering experience than this?

I have had so many of this moments during this semester that I could not keep track of. One came today when all graduating seniors were asked to participate in an “Exit Counselling”  session held by the Office of Financial Aid and the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority.

The event was about facing life as full time members of society and paying our student loans. This event brought back memories of when I first transferred to Bryant and a similar event was held for us.

The discussions went in depth into topics regarding payments, how graduating students should keep up with information pertaining to graduation, who loan providers are, and most importantly, a student’s responsibilities and rights under the loan contracts.