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PSLF Success Stories

We love to comb through success stories for PSLF on reddit.com/r/PSLF/! It looks like the more recent success stories have a faster turnaround time (1-2 months) compared to older ones (3-5 months). Here are some key takeaways: Make sure the more »

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PSLF Non-Payments Count for Trump’s Executive Order

On August 21, 2020, Secretary DeVos has “directed Federal Student Aid (FSA) to extend the student loan relief to borrowers initiated by the President and Secretary in March 2020 through December 31, 2020.” This means that borrowers will continue to more »

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PSLF: Victory for Religious Organizations

The Department of Education has issued Final Regulations on August 13, 2020, which will allow PSLF applicants to count their hours spent on religious activities: “The Department has removed proposed § 685.219(c)(4), which would have prohibited PSLF applicants from counting hours more »

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Trump Executive Order

UPDATE: see our latest post: http://www.holdfasttodreams.org/pslf-non-payments-count-for-trumps-executive-order/ President Donald Trump has issued an executive order today (August 8, 2020; see https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-continued-student-loan-payment-relief-covid-19-pandemic/) which has extended the previous student loan relief issued on March 20, 2020. The executive order will: “[P]rovide such deferments more »

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UPDATE: Coronavirus & PSLF

Looks like the rules have changed from our last posting. A few of the new changes (https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus#borrower-questions); TL;DR: Everyone gets forbearance and those payments count for PSLF (see below for details): Your payments will automatically stop from March 13, 2020, more »

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