Resources & Insights

From default prevention best practices and retention strategies, to tips on using Student Connections products and services, this is your student success resource toolbox.

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UPDATE: Student Loan Debt Relief is On Hold

You may be wondering what’s happening with the new one-time student loan debt relief. You’re not alone.

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9 Things to Know About Student Loan Forgiveness

If you have questions about the federal government’s student loan forgiveness and debt relief efforts, you’re not alone. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

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Now Available: Student Loan Debt Relief Application

The Department of Education has released the application for students seeking debt relief for their federal student loans. While some borrowers will automatically receive debt relief, most will have to apply.

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Should You Complete the Beta Application for Student Loan Forgiveness?

Should you apply now for student loan debt relief? Or wait for the official launch? Here are some things to consider.

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Key Dates and Deadlines for Student Loan Debt Relief

Borrowers are excited to have multiple plans to receive student loan debt relief. Unfortunately, these initiatives have overlapping deadlines, leaving many borrowers confused. Here are the key dates and deadlines to know.

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How Can I Avoid Student Loan Debt Relief Scams?

Student loan forgiveness scams are on the rise. The announcement of new payment relief plans has changed the normal rules surrounding student loans. The good news is that there are ways to identify and protect yourself from student loan scams. Here are some steps you can take.

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Do You Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness?

As soon as the Department of Education announced a new one-time student loan cancellation based on income, borrowers started asking questions like, “Do I qualify?” and, “How much will be forgiven?” and we’ve got facts and details to help answer those questions.

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Get Your Student Loans in Order

Student loan debt relief will probably be in the news for months, but now is the best time to take action on your loans.

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How to Receive Student Loan Debt Relief

The Dept. of Education recently announced a one-time student loan cancellation as well as another payment pause extension. Here are the facts and important details.

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Things to Know if You Made Payments after March 2020

As part of the federal government’s student loan forgiveness program, you can get those payments refunded and made available for loan forgiveness. Keep reading to learn who qualifies and how refunds are applied.

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Student Loan Forgiveness ─ What We Know as of Sept. 1

Here’s what we know regarding borrower eligibility and implementation details as of Sept. 1, 2022.

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Part 1: What is Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program is an amazing opportunity for borrowers who spend their careers working for government and non-profit organizations.

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Part 2: How Do I Apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness?

Meeting the requirements of the PSLF program takes 10 or more years. The process has three distinct phases. Each phase has tasks you must complete in order to qualify.

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Part 3: How Do I Take Advantage of the PSLF Waiver?

In 2021, the federal government announced MAJOR changes to PSLF that would only be available for a limited time. The new program could shave years off your PSLF qualification process and save you thousands of dollars.

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COVID-19 – Update from Student Connections

We are committed to keeping student loan borrowers and schools updated with changes to the student loan program resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How Wallace State Community College is Boosting its Default Prevention

Becky Graves is the financial aid director for Wallace State Community College – Hanceville (WSCC), a Borrower Connect customer.

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Preparing for Student Loan Repayment (as of Apr. 2022)

Loan payments will have been paused for 29 months when the suspension ends Aug. 31, 2022.

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Student Connections Pledges Support to ALL Borrowers during Coronavirus Pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, student loan payment relief is on its way to borrowers in repayment. Do your borrowers know what to do and how to navigate their situation?

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What a year it’s been. Time flies when you’re doing what you love!

It’s been a while since we’ve posted an update on the great things happening at Student Connections, but it has been an extremely eventful year!

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