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2024 Graduating Veterinarians: Special Student Loan Timing Considerations

What to do if you’re in The Pickle – or not Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from veterinary school, Doctors! Whether you’re in The Pickle or not, you have two critical homework assignments to complete before you graduate:  File a 2023 tax return; and Review your student loan repayment options, particularly your income-driven repayment plan …

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SECURE Act 2.0: Retirement plan contributions tied to your student loan payments

Does matching student loan payments for retirement contributions make sense for veterinarians? How SECURE 2.0 changes employer retirement savings plans Recently, Congress passed and the President signed into law the SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022. There are many updates and changes to tax-advantaged savings options in this legislation that are taking effect in 2023 and …

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Income-Driven Repayment: Recertify, Switch plans, or Wait?

Brace yourself, this is a long one. We’ve got a lot to cover with the recent recertification pause and confusion around renewals vs. switching repayment plans. Read straight through if you have a large mug of coffee or use the Table of Contents feature to quickly navigate to your section of interest. Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) …

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Choosing between PAYE and SAVE income-driven plans: Are you in The Pickle?

On the VIN and VIN Foundation Student Debt Message Boards and during recent Climbing Mt. Debt webinars, hundreds of questions have been asked and answered. One of the most frequent questions is, “Should I switch to the new Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) income-driven repayment plan?” In most cases, the answer is yes, you …

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Student Loan FAQs: The one-time forgiveness count adjustment

What is the one-time forgiveness count adjustment? The one-time forgiveness count adjustment for federally-held student loans is a lesser-known, more confusing, yet more widely available special benefit announced in April 2022. Anyone with federally-held student loans is eligible to receive the adjustment. Essentially, the adjustment will count any repayment time, and certain deferment or forbearance …

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Veterinary Student Loan Repayment: Trends from the trenches

You’re running out of time to consolidate your loans If you have federal student loans, you owe it to yourself to read this. ***UPDATE: CONSOLIDATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 30, 2024*** Why? Because there are time sensitive options you might need to pursue to save yourself lots of time and money.    For over a decade …

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Got Federal Student Debt? You’re Now Closer to Forgiveness Than You Think

Don’t miss out on this special one-time forgiveness count adjustment opportunity. There is a natural temptation to tune out all of the complex rules and regulations around federal student loans and repayment. With confusing repayment plan qualifications and ever-changing, time-limited expansions for existing borrowers, no one would blame you for ignoring the latest and greatest …

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Pandemic forbearance payments are eligible for a refund

Should you request a refund before the benefits end? The student loan pandemic forbearance benefits started on March 13, 2020. Interest and payments were suspended and the forbearance time counts towards forgiveness. Another provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows borrowers who made payments during the forbearance period to request …

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A ‘new’ income-driven repayment plan?

Federal student debt proposal would change REPAYE, phase out PAYE Buried in a sea of federal student loan announcements and changes over the last few years was the promise of a new income-driven repayment plan. Now we know how parts of that promise will be implemented when the pandemic forbearance benefits end this summer. The …

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