In partnership with Iowa

Plus COVID-19 FINANCIAL RELIEF

We’re here to help you navigate this financial crisis

Summer can help you make sense of new guidelines and keep you on track for savings—both today and over the life of your loans. We’re offering our tools for free to help Iowa borrowers in response to COVID-19.

In partnership with Iowa

Plus COVID-19 FINANCIAL RELIEF

We’re here to help you navigate this financial crisis

Summer can help you make sense of new guidelines and keep you on track for savings—both today and over the life of your loans. We’re offering our tools for free to help Iowa borrowers in response to COVID-19.

Summer makes it easy to start saving

Maximize your savings
Stay informed and make sure you’re saving today with new zero-dollar payments and interest fee waivers.

Compare your options
Enroll in programs that fit with your long-term goals—and start getting credit today toward forgiveness.

Sign & submit—all online
We’ve streamlined the process and will even double-check your servicer forms to help reduce costly mistakes.

Guided enrollment tools to maximize your savings

Check your eligibility and track your progress 

By syncing your loans, in just a few seconds we can determine which federal benefits you qualify for.

Syncing also allows you to track all your federal loans in one simple dashboard.

Lower your payments

Based on your income, you could qualify for lower monthly payments—even down to $0 if you’re out of work.

We’ll guide you through checking your eligibility and enrolling for an Income-Driven Repayment plan.

Already in IDR and need to recertify? You can do that with Summer too.

Get loan forgiveness

If you work in a public sector or non-profit career, you can qualify to have your remaining debt forgiven after 10 years.

We’ll help you erase your debt through Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Summer makes it easy to start saving

Check your eligibility
We’ll check different savings programs to see which ones you’re eligible for.

Compare your options
Get a rundown of the programs that best fit your situation.

Sign & submit—all online
We’ll double-check your forms to help reduce costly mistakes.

Guided enrollment tools to maximize your savings

Check your eligibility and track your progress 

By syncing your loans, in just a few seconds we can determine which federal benefits you qualify for.

Syncing also allows you to track all your federal loans in one simple dashboard.

Lower your payments

Based on your income, you could qualify for lower monthly payments—even down to $0 if you’re out of work.

We’ll guide you through checking your eligibility and enrolling for an Income-Driven Repayment plan.

Get loan forgiveness

If you work in a public sector or non-profit career, you can qualify to have your remaining debt forgiven after 10 years.

We’ll help you erase your debt through Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

BORROWERS HELPING BORROWERS

How does Summer work?

We typically partner with organizations to guide their members through student loan repayment with premium tools, phone consultations, and application assistance.

To support borrowers who are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak, Summer is offering free access to our savings tools to all borrowers, until May 1, 2020.

How does Summer work?

We partner with paying organizations to guide their members through student loan repayment with premium tools, phone consultations, and application assistance.

Interested in using our tools? Talk to your employer about partnering with Summer. In the meantime, join the waitlist for early access to our savings tools.

We’re here to help you become debt-free.

Our team draws on years of experience to simplify your student loan experience. Our unique approach comes from both our own experiences as borrowers, and from our partnerships with leading institutions like Yale.

Corry

“My situation is frustratingly complex with many types of loans. It’s been remarkable to have Summer in my corner helping me with a customized plan, saving me nearly $20,000 this year! I couldn’t have done this alone.”

Corry P.

"Summer was a ray of hope for us at a time when we were feeling completely overwhelmed by our family’s large amount of student debt. We truly appreciated having Summer on the line with us when we called our loan servicers to discuss the many complicated plans."

Sue and Tom P.

Peter

“With the information that Summer provided, I was able to reduce my interest rates and expect to save nearly $10,000 over the life of my loan.”

Peter S.

"I have had major anxiety about my accumulated student loan debt and interest. I was thrilled with how easy to manage and pay down my loan with Summer's help."

Jennifer C.

"The Summer program is educational and helpful. It helps me understand my student loans. I wish I knew about Summer when I first took out the loans in 2005 because I would have understood the whole process 100% better and signed up for a better deal."

Clare P.

Norma G.

“Summer is the TurboTax of student loans. The platform took a weighty, overwhelming and convoluted decision making process and helped me break it down, step by step.”

Norma G.

We’re here to help you become debt-free.

Our unique approach comes from years of experience working in student loan policy and from our partnerships with Yale and other leading institutions.

More importantly, we’re borrowers too. We know what it’s like to deal with student loan debt.

Corry

“My situation is frustratingly complex with many types of loans. It’s been remarkable to have Summer in my corner helping me with a customized plan, saving me nearly $20,000 this year! I couldn’t have done this alone.”

Corry P.

"Summer was a ray of hope for us when we were feeling completely overwhelmed by our family’s student debt. Trying to navigate the government’s confusing repayment plans was like opening a can of worms. We truly appreciated having Summer on the line with us when we called our loan servicers. Thank you Summer!"

Sue and Tom P.

Peter

“With the information that Summer provided, I was able to reduce my interest rates and expect to save nearly $10,000 over the life of my loan.”

Peter S.

"I have had major anxiety about my accumulated student loan debt and interest. I was thrilled with how easy it is to manage and pay down my debt with Summer's help."

Jennifer C.

"Summer is educational and helpful. It helps me understand my student loans. I wish I knew about Summer when I first took out the loans in 2005 because I would have understood the whole process 100% better and signed up for a better deal."

Clare P.

Norma G.

“Summer is the TurboTax of student loans. The platform took a weighty, overwhelming and convoluted decision making process and helped me break it down, step by step.”

Norma G.

COVID-19 Resources

We’ve done the homework on all the acronyms and regulations so you don’t have to.

The CARES Act and What It Means for Your Student Loans

An overview of the provisions of the bill and what they mean for student loan borrowers in repayment.

Do I Qualify for the CARES Act Student Loan Benefits?

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.

When and How to Contact your Student Loan Servicer During COVID-19

There are a few cases in which borrowers will need to contact their servicers. We outlined them to make it easy to figure out your next steps.

DID YOU KNOW?

50% of borrowers qualify for federal income-driven repayment plans and less than 20% are enrolled

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