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Get Ready for COVID-19 Student Loan Forbearance to End

Unless congress passes additional coronavirus relief legislation soon, the student loan forbearance provided by the CARES Act ends on January 31. That means federal student loan borrowers should plan to resume making monthly student loan payments in February, 2022. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues, and many borrowers find themselves unemployed or making much less than they […]

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How Do I Pay My Student Loans When Living Abroad?

Living and working outside the United States is an exciting way to see the world and experience other cultures. For United States citizens in the process of paying back federal student loans, it can pose some challenges, and present some opportunities. Let’s take a look at some of the details of repaying student loans while […]

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Getting Started with Student Loan Repayment

For student loan borrowers, getting started with student loan repayment can be a daunting task. It is even more challenging if they haven’t been keeping up with their loan details throughout the borrowing process. Gathering some basic information and understanding a few key facts will make the process easier. These are the questions and information […]

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5 Things to Do During the Student Loan Grace Period

With college graduations approaching, it’s time to talk about student loan repayment. Before you panic, there’s a bit of good news. Most student loans offer a grace period before you need to start paying them back. But that doesn’t mean you should forget them during that time. You’ll want to get your ducks in a […]

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Healthcare Professionals Can Apply for New Student Loan Repayment Program Until Feb. 21

An average of 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program alleviates student loan debt for healthcare professionals — physicians, nurses, counselors and others — who are doing important work preventing and treating opioid addiction across the country.    What is the program? Studies illustrate […]

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The Consequences of Student Loan Default

Allowing student loans to go into default can have serious financial consequences that can affect your credit for years to come. Here’s what you need to know:  Direct Federal Student Loans are in default when they reach 270 days past due Family Federal Education Loans are in default when they are 330 days past due […]

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What is Student Loan Rehabilitation (And When Do You Need It)?

Having student loans go into default can be confusing and overwhelming. And the financial consequences can be serious if the loan holder doesn’t take action to remedy the situation. Direct Federal Student Loans are in default when the borrower has not made a payment in more than 270 days. Family Federal Education Loans reach default […]

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What to Expect from Student Loan Counseling

If you are struggling to pay back student loan debt, you’re not alone. The most recent estimates places the total amount of outstanding student loan debt  in the U.S. at nearly $1.5 trillion. That total is shared by some 44 million borrowers. Clearly, there are many people experiencing similar struggles and looking for ways to […]

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Don’t Believe These 7 Student Loan Myths

The student loan crisis is center stage once again, with a proposed bill that would offer tuition-free college for most Americans while reducing student loan interest rates. At the same time, the fate of Public Service Loan Forgiveness has come into question, creating alarm among borrowers who are unsure whether they will continue to meet […]

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What to Do If You Default on Your Student Loans

With student loan debt now totaling $1.3 trillion in the United States, the student loan crisis has reached a fever pitch and now affects more than 40 million Americans. To compound the crisis, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that one in four borrowers are in delinquency or default on their student loans. Student loans […]

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