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Payment Pause Extension and Debt Relief

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) made important announcements for federal student loan borrowers.

  • An extension of the current payment and collection pause on federally held student loans through December 31, 2022.
  • A debt relief plan for certain borrowers. Details are still evolving. Your best source is ED’s site at