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Degrees of Success is a debt management company that helps borrowers with student loan debt by decreasing their monthly payments, and qualifying them for forgiveness options provided by the government where available. We also assist new and future college students so they can make smart decisions about their education. This includes how to fill out FAFSA forms correctly and ensure they apply for all of the grants and scholarships for which they qualify. Additionally we help those who have had some issues with their credit and need some assistance repairing their credit while increasing their score.


Dr. Genevieve “Gen” Dobson is a student loan expert, debt management specialist and three-time author. She is the owner of Degrees of Success which was named the Best of Tampa for Debt Management in 2019 and 2013. 2015 Degrees of Success was the finalist for Best in Biz, Grassroots Marketing. In 2014 she was nominated for Woman of the Year. She has been working in the student loan industry since 2005 including consolidation processes, loan disbursements, and loan management consulting. Dobson saw the need of those who were suffering from student loans without having an expert to turn to that would ensure they made the right decisions. Dr. Dobson’s goal is to ensure that everyone can get the help they need to manage their loans which is why she began Degrees of Success in 2010.

Dr. Dobson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended high school in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Dobson also has a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Dobson and her company, Degrees of Success formed a financial empowerment seminar series called “Stress 2 Success: Debt Management and Wealth Building” that has been presented at various arena’s throughout the United States with key experts from the debt management and wealth-building industries. Gen also travels all over the US going to various schools to talk to students about making good choices regarding their student loans to ensure they are successful. If you would like her to come to your school email your request to with the subject, “Come to my School”.

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