Since DWOQ’s inception in 2015, it’s been our privilege to counsel over 10,000 individual borrowers, mostly physicians. Our name has served us well over the years, generating a lot of smiles and laughs from physicians and other doctors who absolutely get the joke about being a cash-strapped resident. Our name also regularly generates another question: “Do you only work with medical doctors?”
The answer has always been no. While we primarily focus on serving those in the medical field, we also work with many veterinarians, dentists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. But we also counsel teachers, business students, engineers, and countless other professionals from all walks of life. We give loan advice and assistance to anyone who needs it, and we’re happy to do so.
If we’re being honest, however, our name can make some borrowers feel like second-class citizens if they’re not doctors. As tuition and debt levels continue to rise for all degrees, and with millions of borrowers set to resume payments this year, we’ve decided it’s time to remedy that. We want a name that is welcoming to all borrowers. A name that makes clear what our expertise is. A name that promotes our mission to educate borrowers so they can be more empowered to manage their debt. Therefore, I am excited to announce our new identity of Student Loan Professor.
While our name is changing, our focus is not. Our mission has always been to save borrowers money and reduce their stress where their student loans are concerned. That is what we will continue to do. No service, pricing, or personnel are changing.
We are currently building our new website, which will be similar to our existing site. We are eager to unveil that in a few weeks. And about a month after the website launch, DWOQ.com (along with all related links) will redirect to StudentLoanProfessor.com. When our new site goes live, you’ll notice an SLP/DWOQ co-branded logo for the foreseeable future.
Reach out with any questions and stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks!
Brandon Barfield is the President and Co-Founder of Student Loan Professor, and is nationally known as student loan expert for graduate health professions. Since 2011, Brandon has given hundreds of loan repayment presentations for schools, hospitals, and medical conferences across the country. With his diverse background in financial aid, financial planning and student loan advisory, Brandon has a broad understanding of the intricacies surrounding student loans, loan repayment strategies, and how they should be considered when graduates make other financial decisions.