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Dr. Tony Bartels on the Latest COVID-19 Student Loan Relief News

Tune in as we chat with student debt expert Dr. Tony Bartels about the latest updates to the COVID-19 Student Loan Repayment Relief announced this week.


Since March 13, 2020, borrowers with federally held student loans have received student loan repayment relief. Interest rates have been set to zero percent, payments have been suspended, and for those using income-driven repayment or working towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness, the suspension time has counted towards qualifying forgiveness payments.


The entire student loan collection system was never intended to be turned off and on all at once, like a switch, so what can we expect as we head into a full year of this relief? Listen in to learn more.

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