Yearly Archives: 2014

PAYE Expansion: ED Begins the Work-in-Progress

Looks like the Department of Education is paving the road to Pay As You Earn (PAYE) expansion. The ED has announced its intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee (http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=ED-2014-OPE-0124-0001). The Summary/TL;DR As you can remember, Obama’s Presidential Memorandum issued more »

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Jump on PAYE or IBR After You Graduate…or else

…you’ll lose those months you could have accumulated for PAYE/IBR benefits such as cancellation of any unpaid balance after 20/25 years. We’re assuming here that right after you graduate, you haven’t found a job, you’re broke, etc., so you qualify more »

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Department of Education Working on New Draft of PSLF Employment Certification Form

The Department of Education is revising the Employment Certification Form for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The new Employment Certification Form appears to make it easier to fill out for student borrowers. We’ll let you know when the more »

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Indiegogo: Crowdfund Posters for PSLF Awareness

posters for PSLF awareness Eye-catching posters, inspired by Japanese anime & urban culture, will raise awareness of PSLF. Send posters to universities across US.   Our Campaign We’ve been working really hard and are so excited to announce our Indiegogo more »

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Help Others Learn About PSLF

It is estimated that more than 33 million American student borrowers are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) but don’t know or aren’t on track to qualify. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program was created in 2007 to encourage more »

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Senate Fails to Pass Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Refinancing Proposal

As predicted earlier, Elizabeth Warren’s student loan bill failed to garner enough votes to pass. The 56-38 vote on the refinancing proposal was close but lacked the 60 votes needed to overcome a Republican filibuster. The bill would have allowed more »

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President Obama Answers Questions on Tumblr

President Obama took to Tumblr to answer education questions from Americans around the country. You can watch the President answer those questions at WhiteHouse.Tumblr.com. You may also watch the video below:

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PSLF Tracker: Cat Bus Connect-the-Dots!

Connect-the-dots as an easy and fun way to keep track of your 120 PSLF qualifying repayments! The joy is like watching a very slow plant grow. Click Here to Download the Cat Bus PSLF Tracker You may want to check more »

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Obama’s Monday June 9, 2014 Announcement: Signs Presidential Memorandum for PAYE

White House Fact Sheet on the Proposal (see text below): http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/09/factsheet-making-student-loans-more-affordable Presidential Memorandum (see text below): http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/06/09/presidential-memorandum-federal-student-loan-repayments VIDEO (see transcript below): http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2014/06/09/president-obama-speaks-student-loan-debt FACTSHEET: Making Student Loans More Affordable President Obama declared 2014 a year of action – vowing to use more »

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Obama to Expand Student Loan Relief with Executive Order & Endorse Bill Proposed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)

UPDATE (June 9, 2014): http://www.holdfasttodreams.org/obamas-monday-june-9-2014-announcement/ When’s the announcement? Monday, June 9, 2014 at a 1:45 p.m. event. Remarks of President Barack Obama from The White House Weekly Address (June 7, 2014) “I’ve taken action on my own to offer millions more »

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