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Federal tools to help maximize GI Bill® education benefits

GI Bill education benefits are not unlimited, so make sure you have a plan to use them wisely. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ GI Bill Comparison Tool, the Department of Education’s College Scorecard website, and the CFPB’s Your Financial Path to Graduation Tool can help.

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¿Es usted el coprestatario de un préstamo estudiantil privado? Le tenemos consejos para que se proteja durante la pandemia del COVID-19

Si es el coprestatario de un préstamo estudiantil privado usted es responsable por cualquier pago omitido. Si usted o el prestatario principal han visto sus finanzas impactadas por el coronavirus, le mostramos pasos para protegerlas, y cuidar crédito durante la pandemia.

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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.

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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.

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Check your mailbox: Veterans with severe disabilities and student loans should keep an eye out for this
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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
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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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Certifique su servicio: Guías para el programa de Perdón de Préstamos por Servicio Público
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Si usted es maestro, militar, personal de primeros auxilios, o empleado del gobierno, o trabaja en otra área del servicio público, y tiene deudas de préstamos estudiantiles, podría estar cubierto bajo el programa de Perdón de Préstamos por Servicio Público (PSLF, por sus siglas en inglés).