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February 1, 2011

Department of Education listens to stakeholders’ concerns

Just finished a productive meeting with the Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness Working Group.  The group included members of the Office of the Undersecretary, the Office of Postsecondary Education, and Federal Student Aid.  The team at the Department of Education has been working hard to develop an employment certification form and application for forgiveness. I commend the Department of Education for inviting input from me and other concerned stakeholders and look forward to continuing the conversation in…

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January 26, 2011

Introducing Heather Jarvis, Student Loan Ranger

Student loans, loan repayment plans, and loan forgiveness programs are overly complicated. Borrowers have important decisions to make about consolidation and repayment plans soon after graduation, and don’t have the time and expertise to get through all the red tape alone. They need clear, accessible information in plain English to guide their decisions. Over the years, I have spoken to thousands of heavily indebted students and recent graduates. These folks are some of the brightest people around. Even so, many feel overwhelmed trying to…

By Heather  |  Category:  Student Debt  
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