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New report shows how student loan borrowers fare on Income-Driven Repayment Plans

This Data Point uses the Bureau’s Consumer Credit Panel to identify likely users of income-driven repayment and provides descriptive statistics of who these borrowers are and how delinquencies on student loans and other products change after borrowers enroll in these alternative repayment programs.

Category: Info for consumers |
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Three steps to prep for paying for college

Over the next few months, parents and students will be exploring options to help pay for college. For many people, how to pay for a college education is one of the first major financial decisions they’ll make.  There are many different ways to pay for college. Understanding your choices can help you make the right decision for your situation.

Category: Info for consumers |
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Check your mailbox: Veterans with severe disabilities and student loans should keep an eye out for this

The Department of Education is sending letters to veterans with severe disabilities notifying them that they may be eligible for a tax-free discharge of their outstanding student loans. Here’s what to look for if you’re eligible.

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Help is here for people with severe disabilities struggling with student loans

Borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to death or disability will no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans. Now, tens of thousands of disabled veterans and hundreds of thousands of people living with severe disabilities are eligible for new student loan protections.

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Understanding Consumer Experiences: Insights from CFPB’s 2016 Consumer Response Annual Report

We recently published our Consumer Response Annual Report, which provides an overview of the complaints we received in 2016. 

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Your feedback helped us update our Payback Playbook prototype

After reviewing more than 3,400 comments on our student loan Payback Playbook, we worked to create revised prototype disclosures. The updated Payback Playbook prototype will provide borrowers with personalized and actionable information on their student loan repayment plan options and help borrowers secure a monthly payment they can afford.