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US Dept of Education Overhaul of PSLF

The US Department of Education has announced in its press release today some major improvements to the PSLF program. Let’s get a breakdown: A limited PSLF waiver (StudentAid.gov/PSLFWaiver)This allows all payments by student borrowers to count toward PSLF, regardless of more »

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Upcoming Fixes to PSLF

According to NPR and their Department of Education source, PSLF will have a few changes coming up next week: Did you make payments on disqualified loans like FFEL loans? You can count it, for a limited time, if you apply more »

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Automatic Interest Waiver for Service Members

It looks like we have another announcement coming in! On August 20, 2021, the Department of Education made another beneficial announcement for service members: automatic interest waivers. Previously, service members would have to actually apply for the interest waiver, but more »

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Disability Student Loan Discharges

On August 19, 2021, the US Department of Education announced that it will automatically wipe out (discharge) student loans of borrowers with total and permanent disability (TPD). This will benefit around 323,000 borrowers beginning in September 2021 via matching to more »

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COVID-19 Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended Until January 31, 2022

Today, August 6, 2021, President Biden announced the pause on federal student loan repayments “one final time until January 31, 2022.” The key words may be “one final time,” so borrowers should plan accordingly. Biden’s statement reasons that this gives more »

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PSLF Complaints & Comments

The Department of Education is asking for your help on how to improve PSLF. They want your comments about COVID-19 affecting PSLF and how they can improve PSLF for you. Specifically, they want to know: Public Service & Student Debt more »

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PSLF: Clergy & Religious Workers Qualify

Back in August 2020, the Department of Education issued Final Regulations, which allowed PSLF applicants to count their hours spent on religious activities (see our previous post, mostly the same as below). Now those regulations are effective today, July 1, more »

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PSLF Quarterly Data

We’re seeing new data from Federal Student Aid (FSA) for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. See statistics here. In the past, several news articles have covered the abysmal PSLF approval rates. Now we see FSA has taken a more »

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COVID-19: PSLF Forgiveness and Eligibility

The COVID-19 relief measures have helped student borrowers save money during the suspended payment period beginning March 13, 2020- September 30, 2021. But what if your PSLF forgiveness period occurs during COVID-19 suspension? You hit the 120 monthly payments for more »

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COVID-19: Refunds for Payments During Suspension

Did you make a student loan payment during March 13, 2020 to September 30, 2021? You didn’t need to and could receive a refund! Under several COVID-19 relief measures, the suspension of payments was scheduled to last from March 13, more »

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