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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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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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When you make student loan payments on an income-driven plan, you might be in for a payment shock

For borrowers who are experiencing financial distress and looking for a way to pay back their federal student loans, income-driven repayment plans can be the key to helping you make ends meet. But for some borrowers seeking to tie their federal loan payment to their income, we know the road can be rocky. You’ve told us about problems related to enrolling in income-driven repayment plans that ended up costing you hundreds of dollars in unexpected payments.