The Impact of the Federal Interest and Payment Freeze on Loan Forgiveness (UPDATED)

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on August 10, 2020. It has been updated to include new guidance provided by the Department of Education. The Coronavirus pandemic has caused the federal government to take unprecedented steps to help borrowers manage their debt. In March, the CARES Act became law, …

Student Loan Refinancing for Government Employees

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Government workers considering a refinance of their student loans need to be especially careful. The allure of lower monthly payments and a better interest rate can be tempting. However, borrowers should understand that while there are circumstances where a refinance might make sense, a mistake refinancing can be financially catastrophic. …

How to Prepare Student Loans for a Possible Bernie Sanders Presidency

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Though we are early in the Democratic primary process, at this point, Bernie Sanders  the frontrunner to secure the Democratic nomination. For many student loan borrowers, this comes as an exciting development. Bernie Sanders has promised to eliminate all existing student loans — both federal and private. Sanders may have …

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Do I Pay Off My Loans or Wait for Forgiveness from Sanders or Warren?

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated on January 16, 2020, to reflect Senator Warren’s plan to forgive student debt without Congressional approval. Now that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both proposed massive student loan forgiveness, it introduces a complicated situation for borrowers. Traditionally, paying off student loans aggressively …

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Student Loan Forgiveness for Private Sector Employees

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Public Service Loan Forgiveness gets all of the headlines, but most Americans are employed by a private sector, for-profit employer. Do these employees have access to student loan forgiveness programs? How do they qualify? All federal student loan borrowers are eligible for student loan forgiveness, including private sector and for-profit …

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The College Affordability Act is a Game Changer, Especially for Parents

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This week the House Democrats introduced the College Affordability Act of 2019. The news may have gotten buried beneath the many other headlines out of Washington, but the significance of the College Affordability Act should not be overlooked. Even if the bill does not get through Congress, it is a …