Pause in federal student loan payments has been a "game changer"

Aug 9, 2021
The Biden administration has extended the moratorium on payments and interest accrual into next year.
Instead of resuming next month, most federal student loans will stay on pause and will not be accruing interest until the start of February 2022.
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One of the nation's biggest student loan servicers is pulling out. Where does that leave borrowers?

Jul 12, 2021
Seth Frotman, executive director of the Student Borrower Protection Center, says all student borrowers should be taking steps to protect themselves at this time.
Graduating students arrive for the Columbia University 2016 commencement ceremony in New York.
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Pandemic makes Public Service Loan Forgiveness more difficult

Dec 9, 2020
For people pursuing student loan forgiveness, getting laid off means they're no longer able to make qualifying payments for PSLF.
Nearly 25% of people with student loans working in nonprofits or public service have had a significant change in their work situation during the pandemic, according to a recent survey from TIAA.
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No interest, no payments required on federal student loans until 2021

Aug 25, 2020
The Department of Education just extended temporary relief for borrowers with federally held student loans.
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Beth Kobliner on having the "talk" with your kids about the cost of college

Sep 27, 2018
Tips on less-terrifying ways to talk about the cost of college with kids.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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Should law schools pay if students don't get jobs?

Jul 29, 2015
Tuition and debt keep rising. Grads from non-elite schools face a weak market.

Corinthian students get a break on their student loans

Jun 9, 2015
The Department of Education will forgive the federal loans many students who attended.

Arne Duncan: 'Education beyond high school is absolutely necessary'

Oct 30, 2014
The Secretary of Education talks with Kai Ryssdal about new rules on 'gainful employment.'