Navigating Student Loans and Other Financial Management Tips

December 4, 2019

Americans owe a staggering $1.6 trillion in student loans – more than both credit cards and auto loans. So it’s no wonder that NJCPA members and others are calling this a crisis. With so much at stake, it’s essential that students and recent grads understand the student loan landscape. And who better to tackle this complex topic than two CPAs and student loan borrowers. Melissa Dardani, CPA and Zack Cohen, CPA will take viewers through the various types of student loans, what programs are (and are not) available to you, how student loans affect your financial livelihood and more.


Melissa A. Dardani

Melissa A. Dardani

Melissa Dardani, CPA, is a manager of global investigations, compliance and integrity services at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. She is a member of the NJCPA Student Loan Debt Task Force, the vice-leader of the Cannabis Interest Group and a member of the Emerging Leaders Council.

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Zachary B. Cohen

Zachary B. Cohen

Zack Cohen, CPA, is an audit manager with Prudential Financial, Inc. He is a member of the NJCPA Student Loan Debt Task Force and the Emerging Leaders Council.

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