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Summer Joins the B Corp Movement
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Summer is now a certified B Corporation®. Certified B Corps are a newer type of company that use the power of business innovation to solve social and environmental problems.  Summer was certified by the non-profit B Lab® for meeting rigorous...
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The CARES Act and What It Means for Your Student Loans
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Update: On August 8, President Trump issued a memorandum extending the payment freeze and interest waiver from the CARES Act until December 31, 2020. For more information on what this means for you and your student loans check out our...
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Do I Qualify for the CARES Act Student Loan Benefits?
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The provisions in the CARES Act apply to “federally held” student loans. So what does that mean? We’ll break it down by each loan type below. If you’re not sure what type of loans you have, you can log in...
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When and How to Contact your Student Loan Servicer During COVID-19
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Update: On August 8, President Trump issued a memorandum extending the payment freeze and interest waiver from the CARES Act until December 31, 2020. It’s likely that this forbearance will be automatically implemented by your servicer and that you will...
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Optimizing Your Loan Payments with the Interest Waiver
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Update: On August 8, President Trump issued a memorandum extending the payment freeze and interest waiver from the CARES Act until December 31, 2020. For more information on what this means for you & your student loans check out our latest...
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Understanding Other Provisions in the CARES Act
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several expanded areas of federal benefits outside of student loans. We've compiled a list of helpful resources for understanding and navigating these changes for your situation. General Help The Consumer...
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Teachers: Which Student Loan Forgiveness Program is Right for You?
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If you’re a teacher with student loan debt, you’re not alone. Over two-thirds of educators borrow to attend school, and the majority have advanced degrees in addition to bachelor's degrees. The average loan debt for a teacher with a master’s...
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Student Loan Refinancing Guide
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Overview: Many student loan borrowers ask us about whether they should refinance their loans to lower their interest rate. While refinancing can help some borrowers lower their student debt load, there are a number of important factors that you should...
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Conquering Your Student Debt in 2020
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If you're starting this new decade with student debt, you're not alone. In fact, the student debt crisis is impacting over 45 million Americans today, including myself and other members of the Summer team. I sat down with my colleague,...
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