By Alan Prahl

Whether you are looking forward to college or dealing with student loan debt, the price of higher education is on the minds of millions of Americans. With so many educational choices, it’s wise to carefully evaluate different paths to a career. And with many types of student loans and repayment options, it’s smart to carefully assess and understand repayment options.

Here are two free opportunities to learn about strategies that reduce the cost of higher education.

Before choosing a career

Nov. 15 and 16: Student loan debt panel discussion

Fox Communities Credit Union, We Are Hope and FISC are teaming up to help students and parents explore the pros and cons of multiple paths to a career. At these no-cost, no-obligation seminars we’ll discuss different ways to receive post-high school education, how to discover your earning potential, the costs of various learning options and how to fund your education.

The events will be held 6-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tundra Lodge Resort in Green Bay and 6-7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Fox Communities Credit Union at 3401 E. Calumet St. in Appleton.

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After college

Dec. 6: Yikes, I have student loan debt

Many people with student loan debt wonder if there’s a better way to deal with their loans. FISC is offering this free workshop to help people learn more about repayment options. This no-obligation workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Appleton Public Library.

This workshop can help you assess your repayment options. If you have more complex circumstances, FISC offers individual sessions for your unique situation.

Space is limited. To register or for more information call FISC 920-886-1000.