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New Rules for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Many student loan borrowers have struggled to understand the requirements of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). They experience frustration and disappointment thinking they were making progress toward receiving loan forgiveness, only to find out that their loans didn’t qualify, or they were enrolled in the wrong payment plan. The U.S. Department of Education […]

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What Parents Need to Know About Student Loans

Sending a child off to college is a proud moment for any parent. But today’s college education comes with a hefty price tag. For many families, student loans are the only way to pay for higher education. And for parents, a lot has changed in the world of student loans since they were in school. […]

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The Seven Types of Student Loan Deferment

After several extensions, COVID-19 relief for federal student loans is scheduled to end in January. What does that mean for borrowers? If your loans were current when the special forbearance went into effect, you should plan to resume making payments. If your federal student loans were delinquent or in default at the time, collection efforts […]

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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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What You Need to Know About Private Student Loans

When most people hear “student loans,” they’re thinking of federal student loans that are issued by the Department of Education and managed by a variety of loan servicers. But in addition to these widely known federal student loans, there are also private student loans. These are loans issued by banks or other financial institutions directly […]

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You’re Graduating During a Pandemic — Now What?

After years of early morning classes, late night study sessions and more ramen noodles than you can count, you’re finally graduating from college. Celebrations are definitely in order. But there’s a twist nobody was expecting: you’re graduating in the middle of a pandemic, into an economy that’s seeing the highest unemployment rate since the Great […]

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3 Things to Do if Your Student Loans Don’t Qualify for COVID-19 Relief

As part of the recently enacted CARES Act to assist Americans financially impacted by COVID-19, the federal government is extending relief to federal student loan borrowers by suspending payments and interest for six months. Unfortunately, this relief doesn’t apply to all borrowers with federal student loans. Certain federal loans are excluded from this relief. 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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Financial Resolutions for Generation Z

Often dismissed as being glued to their phones or mesmerized by their gaming consoles, members of Generation Z — those born after 1997 — have money on their minds. In fact, 72% of them report feeling stressed about money, according to the 2019 Future of Money Study. Personal finances can seem overwhelming to this generation, […]

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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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