Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Annual Report on Student Loans

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues Report on Student Loan Complaints

Michael Lux Blog, News, Student Loans 0 Comments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is tasked with leveling the playing field between everyday Americans and the large companies with whom they do business.  Approximately five years ago, the CFPB created a system where people could file complaints and force companies to respond to their individual issues.  Earlier today, the …

PSLF Panic

The Panic Over Public Service Forgiveness Certifications Is Unnecessary

Michael Lux Blog, News, Student Loans 0 Comments

In a very well publicized lawsuit, four attorneys claim that they were wrongly denied certification of their public service employment for purposes of Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF).  Their complaints about the Department of Education certainly seem well justified.  Allegedly, these attorneys submitted the necessary paperwork documenting their public …

FedLoan Servicing myfedloan lower interest rate

Getting a Lower Interest Rate from FedLoan Servicing (MyFedLoan)

Michael Lux Blog, Lower Payments, Strategy, Student Loans 0 Comments

FedLoan Servicing, often called MyFedLoan, is one of the largest servicers of federal government student loans.  In addition to being one of the biggest federal loan servicers, they have a reputation for being one of the worst.  Unfortunately, this makes getting answers to some of the most basic questions difficult. …

income driven repayment plans IBR PAYE REPAYE

IBR, PAYE and REPAYE: How to pick the best Income-Driven Repayment Plan

Michael Lux Basics, Blog, Strategy, Student Loans 0 Comments

There are four different income-driven federal repayment plans.  Pay As You Earn (PAYE) and Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE), offer the lowest monthly payments.  However, plans like Income Based Repayment (IBR) and Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) may be the best choice due to eligibility requirements and tax considerations. The …