What will occur during the pre-discharge financial education course?
Before a bankruptcy is finalized and debts can be discharged, consumers will be required to complete a pre-discharge financial education course from an EOUST (or Bankruptcy Administrator)-approved agency. The following is an overview of what to expect from the pre-discharge education: Estimated course length: 2 hours Content: Our program “Money In Motion” addresses financial literacy issues that will arm individuals with the tools to prevent future financial problems. Among key topics: rebuilding finances after bankruptcy, developing and following a budget, understanding and using credit, “predatory lending,” and identity theft. Format: Face-to-face or via Internet. Certificate of completion – Consumers will be given a certificate verifying completion of the course, and will have to file that certificate with the Bankruptcy Court in order to have their debts discharged.