New Free Debt Relief Help if Your Student Loans Were Put Into Forbearance

New Free Debt Relief Help if Your Student Loans Were Put Into Forbearance

The Department of Education announced steps that will bring borrowers closer to public service loan and income-driven repayment (IDR) forgiveness by addressing historical failures in the administration of the federal student loan programs. Federal Student Aid (FSA) estimates that these changes will result in immediate debt cancellation for at least 40,000 borrowers under the Public … Read more

What Are My Student Loan Forgiveness Options in the Air Force?

What Are My Student Loan Forgiveness Options in the Air Force?

Question: Dear Steve, I am a senior in college about to graduate with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and commission into the U.S. Airforce. I will have about $100,000 in student loans to start paying off when I graduate. Are there any debt forgiveness programs in the military for new officers? Corey Answer: Dear Corey, … Read more

EdFinancial Lied About Student Loan Forgiveness

Edifinancial Lied About Student Loan Forgiveness

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently sanctioned Edfinancial Services, a student-loan servicer, for making deceptive statements to student loan borrowers and misrepresenting their forgiveness and repayment options to them. Edfinancial deceived borrowers, with Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP), loans about their eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). The Bureau is ordering the … Read more

If You Work for Government, Military, or Non-Profit and Have Federal Student Loans – READ THIS NOW!

If You Work for Government, Military, or Non-Profit and Have Federal Student Loans – READ THIS NOW!

Many people don’t realize while I’ve been a consumer debt expert since 1994 I am also an airplane pilot for the fire department. So public service issues are near to my heart. There has been a great uproar regarding the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program offered by the Department of Education since 2007. That program … Read more

CFPB Warns Student Loan Servicers to Get PSLF Right or Else

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a bulletin detailing student loan servicers’ obligation to halt unlawful conduct regarding borrowers’ eligibility and benefits under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Waiver. The bulletin recommends actions servicers should consider taking to ensure they do not misrepresent borrower eligibility or make deceptive statements to borrowers about … Read more

Navient Enters Massive Student Loan Forgiveness Settlement. Details Clear-ish.

It was announced today that many, but not all states that participated in a lawsuit against Navient in 2017. At the time Navient called the suit, “completely unfounded” but the announcements today reflect the opposite. Details of Settlement We have both a lot of information and a lot of unanswered questions about how all of … Read more

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Gets Big Boost Towards Delivering Promises

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness federal student loan forgiveness program was designed to attract good people into lower-paying fields that serve the public good. These fields include teachers, firefighters, law enforcement, military, low-income medical care, etc. While President Bush created the program, it was all but murdered under President Trump. As a result, people that … Read more

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a Really Crappy Program – Podcast

Today Damon Day and I get stupidly silly laughing and complaining about the ridiculousness of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program that was intended to forgive student loans for firefighters, police officers, teachers, low-income lawyers, military service members, and more. The PSLF program has turned into a disgrace with more than 98% of people apply … Read more

My FFEL Loans Were Garnished by Ascendium and I Could Not Get PSLF Forgiveness

Question: Dear Steve, I am a Federal Family Education Loan recipient. I had a 63,000 loan in the nineties and consolidated it. I went into default, and Ascendium Education Group garnished my wages at the public defender’s office for 12 years. I worked there for 14 years. They garnished over $180,000. I recently received a … Read more

I Was Told I Was Eligible for PSLF and Then Told I Wasn’t. Help!

Question: Dear Steve, I am a teacher/counselor who went to college as a non-trad mother of two. I graduated in 1998 and secured a position as a counselor in FL with a debt of $35,000. I could not afford student loans with two boys and no child support, so I did forbearances, but then they … Read more