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President-Elect Donald Trump on Student Loans

We wanted to compile our previous posts on Donald Trump’s student loan positions below. Check back for updates.   Donald Trump on Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and Loan Forgiveness On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, Donald Trump made his most detailed comments more »

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Tracking PSLF: Now on Paper Statements

As we mentioned before, keeping track of PSLF payments just got easier. The PSLF qualifying payments now appear on your paper statements. Here’s a scanned, redacted copy of what it looks like: The PSLF number on the statement lists only more »

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Student Loans: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton

UPDATE: Take a look at our new post on the positions of the presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Let’s take a giant, semi-blind leap forward and take a guess at what would happen to student loans if either more »

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President Obama’s Student Aid Bill of Rights

On March 10, 2015, President Obama issued and signed a “Student Aid Bill of Rights.” Improvements and changes include: (1) a state-of-the-art complaint system to ensure quality service and accountability for the Department of Education, its contractors, and colleges, (2) 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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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 more »

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Will PSLF Be Repealed?

UPDATE (March 8, 2014): See our new post “Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal”: http://www.holdfasttodreams.org/?p=481 UPDATE (April 5, 2014): See our new post “The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Official Statements on Obama’s 2015 Proposed Budget: Impact on Public Service Loan Forgiveness more »

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