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Month: January 2016

Application Process

If you think you might qualify and want to apply for a total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge, you must provide the information the U.S. Department of Education (called “the Department” throughout this site) needs to make...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Total and Permanent Disability Discharge

Who is Nelnet? We are the Nelnet Total and Permanent Disability Servicer. We assist the U.S. Department of Education (called “the Department” throughout this site) in administering the total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge process. We manage...
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A Side-by-Side Comparison of 3 Income-Based Repayment Plans

A newly finalized repayment plan is designed to reach a larger pool of borrowers. About six months ago, the Student Loan Ranger told you that the Department of Education was working on rules for a new income-driven...
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Why Defaulting on Private Student Loans Is Not as Crazy or Irresponsible as it Sounds

Not long ago I answered a reader question and suggested they consider stopping payment on their cosigned private student loan in the face of no other better solution. You can see that reader Q&A here. In response...
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Hillary Clinton lauds Minnesota’s new student loan refinancing program

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Monday lauded Minnesota’s new student loan refinancing program unveiled last week. Under the program, administered by the state’s Office of Higher Education, a borrower who owes $40,000 at an 8 percent,...
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If you live in this state, you could have your student loans forgiven

Employers and policy makers are increasingly betting that the way to the hearts of young people is through student loan forgiveness. New York state is the latest entity to launch a program to help young people better...
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New York will Pay your Student Loan Bills for Two Years

It just got a little easier for recent grads to make it in New York. The state will pay up to two years of student loan bills for residents who are struggling to pay down their debt....
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