Spring Forward on Your PSLF

If you have any questions about PSLF, employment certification, or whether you may qualify, contact your student loan professional. They can help put you on the path to loan forgiveness and give you peace of mind so that you can enjoy the beauty and promise of springtime!

The MOHELA Woes: Student Loan Servicer to Appear before Senate

Since we deal with MOHELA on a regular basis, none of this is really surprising to us. We’ve been right there with clients who’ve been on hold for hours, listening to their dreadful hold music, navigating obtuse phone trees, and explaining policy to service representatives that are either uninformed or intentionally misdirecting.

IDR Income Recertification Postponed Until Fall 2024

If you were among those notified that you needed to recertify your income, you don’t actually need to do anything. The Department of Education has extended the recertification deadline until November 1, 2024 and the earliest that borrowers should need to submit anything will be September 2024.

Negotiated Rulemaking Student Loan Reform

If you have questions about how these proposed regulations may affect you and your path to student loan freedom, give your student loan professional a call. We’ll continue to wade through the legalese and keep you up-to-date on all updates and reforms to student loans!

Borrowers with MOHELA to Use New Servicing Website

If borrowers are already serviced by MOHELA, they can expect to receive notice that their accounts have been moved, at which point they will need to create a new profile at the new website: mohela.studentaid.gov.

Abandon Ship: Navient Sending Borrowers to MOHELA

If you’re one of millions of borrowers with student loans owned by Navient, you’ll soon be getting a new servicer: MOHELA. Navient—which used to be one of the very largest loan servicers—continues to disinvest from its student loan business after transferring out all of its federal student loans just a couple of years ago.

Resolving to Live with Your Student Loans

This newest plan touts a lot of benefits, and should be a serious boon to most borrowers, who can look forward to things like waived interest over and above the monthly payment and a lower disposable income formula. High-income borrowers should continue to be wary, however, because SAVE has no cap just as its predecessor. 

The Student Loan Payment Cap vs. SAVE

The Student Loan Payment Cap vs. SAVE

This newest plan touts a lot of benefits, and should be a serious boon to most borrowers, who can look forward to things like waived interest over and above the monthly payment and a lower disposable income formula. High-income borrowers should continue to be wary, however, because SAVE has no cap just as its predecessor. 

More Student Loan Reform?

More Student Loan Reform?

Thus far, student loan reforms have generally dealt with particular groups of borrowers: those in the non-profit sector, those who have been in repayment for 10+ years, those defrauded by for-profit colleges, etc. It has not, largely, addressed the issue of the higher education affordability crisis.

Student Loan On-Ramp: Tread with Caution

If you’re struggling to make your student loan payment, don’t wait for your due date to come and go. Your student loan professional can look at your specific situation and tell you what options you should have before you miss your payment. While the On-Ramp can benefit some borrowers, it should be considered a last resort; make sure you have all the facts before you take it.