Education debt handbook

Education debt handbook

Now available online

As part of its project to address the negative impact educational debt has on new membership, NRVC has produced a booklet with general guidance for religious communities. The 23-page booklet, A Handbook on Educational Debt and Vocations to Religious Life, includes chapters on:

  • Impact of college debt on vocations, citing the 2013 NRVC-CARA study of the topic
  • For leaders: principles for working with inquirers
  • For vocation ministers: working with discerners
  • Practical and legal considerations
  • Developing congregational policies regarding education debt
  • Information on federal student loan forgiveness programs

The handbook can be downloaded here.  This handbook has been made available thanks to the generosity of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.


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