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Have student loans? Want forgiveness? An important deadline is coming up.

Apr 26, 2024
Certain federal loan holders must consolidate by April 30 to qualify through Income-Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
The Education Department is reviewing more than 40 million federal student loan accounts and granting credit for years of past payments that previously didn’t count toward forgiveness.
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Biden cancels $5.8 billion in student debt for public service workers

Mar 22, 2024
The federal government is trying to make sure eligible borrowers are able to get credit for payments made under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, eligible borrowers like teachers make student debt payments for a certain number of years and the rest should be forgiven. That hasn't always happened though.
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A window is closing for government, nonprofit employees to get student loans forgiven

Oct 27, 2022
A federal program used to reject most applications. But a Biden administration waiver has allowed forgiveness for $14 billion in loans.
Among the Biden administration's policies affecting student loan holders is a temporary waiver easing requirements for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
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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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