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3 Strategies to Beat Student Debt Fatigue and Stay the Course
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Debt fatigue, debt depression, debt anxiety—whatever you call it, the result is pretty much the same: an overwhelming sense of panic that you will never get a handle on how much you owe, much less experience the freedom that comes...
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The Department of Education Is Failing Borrowers, Independent Watchdog Reports
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If you have struggled with a laundry list of unanswered questions or even been led astray during the loan repayment process, then you are certainly not alone. Last week, an independent government watchdog released a scathing new report claiming that...
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PSLF: An Unforgiving Forgiveness Program
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is at once the most generous government forgiveness program for student loan borrowers and yet also the most contentious. Created by Congress in 2007, the PSLF program promises the forgiveness of any remaining loan debt...
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Summer’s Commitment to Borrowers
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It’s no secret that the student loan industry is full of scams and lawsuits that can create pitfalls for borrowers. In an industry known for misinformation and bad actors, Summer promises to stand on the side of borrowers. Our founding team chose...
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Give the Gift of Less Student Debt 💝
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This holiday season, millions of people will be preparing for their next student loan payment in 2019. If you know someone with student debt, you can make their year by making a contribution to their loans. Summer was created by...
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Buried in Debt: The Domino Effect
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44 million Americans are on the hook for $1.5 trillion in student loans, a debt load that has tripled since 2005. As more students pursue higher education and tuition costs surpass all-time highs, the explosive growth in student debt continues...
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Know Before You Owe
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1.6 million people are about to start repaying their student loans––a number that’s likely to tick up to two million by year’s end. With borrowers graduating with an average of $28,650 in student debt, the class of 2018 will begin...
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