On June 30, 2023, the Supreme Court struck down the Biden Administration's student loan forgiveness plan. The decision means that individuals who applied for debt forgiveness under this program will not receive it.
Student loan payments have been on pause since the start of the pandemic but will restart soon:
- Student loan interest will resume starting Sept. 1, 2023.
- Payments will be due starting in October 2023. Payments will be based on the full amount outstanding, with no reduction for debt forgiveness.
If you have an outstanding student loan, we encourage you to take the following steps:
- Contact your loan servicer to verify your contact information and determine what and when your expected payment will be.
- Explore whether other repayment options (such as an income-driven repayment plan) would be beneficial.
- If you want to use autopay, review your autopay arrangement. Don't assume autopay arrangements you set up before the payment pause will still work.
- Build the payment into your budget. This may mean adjusting other spending and/or saving categories.
- As a last resort, if you can't afford your payments, explore deferment or forbearance. Keep in mind that these can result in higher costs in the future.
For more information, see Studentaid.gov: 6 Ways to Prepare for Repayment to Begin.
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