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Private loans don’t have as many repayment and forgiveness options as federal loans, and if you’re having trouble making payments on your private loans, it can be hard to know what to do next.
Your Private Student Loan Relief Roadmap: Find a Path to Lower Your Payments
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For the millions of Americans paying off private student loans, the financial impact of the past year will outlast temporary relief measures. Private loans don’t have as many repayment and forgiveness options as federal loans, and if you’re having trouble...
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A new report reveals the extent of the mismanagement behind the PSLF program.
Report: The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Is Mismanaged — but Here’s How It Can Be Fixed.
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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program could have been a slam dunk for millions of borrowers. The qualifications seem simple enough: work in the public sector for ten years, and all your federal student loans are forgiven. But now, just...
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The student loan freeze ends on December 31st.
The Student Loan Payment Freeze Is Ending on January 31. Now What?
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UPDATE: As of 12/4, the Department of Education has announced that the memorandum has been extended for another month. The pause on payments and interest will continue through January 31, 2021. We are monitoring for further updates — stay tuned. Earlier...
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Meet Tanya, an early childhood special education teacher who received $17,500 in loan forgiveness through the Teacher Loan Forgiveness program.
Here’s How This Teacher Cut Her Student Loans by 75% through the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
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When Tanya graduated with her master’s, she didn’t know what to expect from her student loans. This was her first time taking out loans for school — and from the outside looking in, paying off her debt seemed like it...
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On Track For Student Debt Forgiveness: How Summer Helped an AFT Member Save
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We are proud to partner with the American Federation of Teachers to bring our student loan tools to their members. This blog was originally posted by the American Federation of Teachers. By Eric Oddo I am a high school debate...
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AG Miller joins with student loan tool Summer to provide Iowa borrowers with free COVID-19 relief
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DES MOINES  ― Attorney General Tom Miller announced a partnership today with social enterprise Summer to assist Iowa’s student loan borrowers in securing relief in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer, a certified B Corp, gives student loan borrowers guidance to...
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Meet the Summer Team: Dan
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In our Meet the Team series, we will be introducing members of the Summer team. Meet Dan, our Business Development Manager who joined the team this year!   What led you to take this role at Summer?  I joined Summer...
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Black & In Debt: Balancing Student Loans And Fighting for Representation
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In the third part of our Black & In Debt series, we spoke with Tracy, a clinical counselor at a community college in Texas managing graduate school debt.   Can you tell us about your student loan situation? I graduated...
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The Executive Memorandum & What It Means For Your Student Loans
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On August 8, President Trump issued a memorandum extending the payment freeze and interest waiver from the CARES Act until December 31, 2020 for federally-held student loans. Many of our borrowers have reached out with questions about how this affects...
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Student Debt Relief Extended Through December 31
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On August 8, President Trump issued a memorandum extending the payment freeze and interest waiver from the CARES Act until December 31, 2020. This will apply for borrowers with federal Direct loans and federally-held FFEL and Perkins loans.  Now that the Department...
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