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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Student Loan issues in Pennsylvania.

  • PHEAA Guaranteed Student Loans

    This informational brochure from MidPenn Legal Services provides an overview of student loans offered through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Read More

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    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Direct Loans

    The Direct Loan Program is one of the Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs provided by the Department of Education that provides students with a way to borrow money to pay for education after high school. This site provides some basic information about Direct Loans. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Education
  • Federal Student Aid

    Information from an office of the U.S. Department of Education about the products and services that are offered through the Department. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Education
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    Spanish / Español
  • GovLoans.gov - Educational Loans

    GovLoans.gov is your gateway to Federal loan information, brought to you through a partnership between Federal agencies and GovBenefits.gov; the official government benefits website. This link is to information on educational loans on GovLoans.gov. Content Detail

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    GovLoans.gov
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    Spanish / Español
  • Closed School Discharge

    Information from Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education about Closed School Discharges of your federal student loan. If your school closes while you’re enrolled or soon after you withdraw, you may be eligible for discharge of your federal student loan. Content Detail

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    Federal Student Aid
  • Forgiveness, Cancellation, and Discharge

    Information from Federal Student Aid about when you can have your federal student loan forgiven, canceled, or discharged. Find out whether you qualify due to your job, disability, the closure of your school, or other circumstances. Content Detail

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    Federal Student Aid
  • Consumer Action Handbook

    The General Services Administration (GSA) updates and publishes this valuable resource every year. In this handbook, the GSA's Office of Citizen Services brings you the latest information on your consumer rights and responsibilities. Content Detail

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    U.S. General Services Adminiatration
  • Bankruptcy: What it Really Means : North Penn Legal Services Bankruptcy Clinic Video

    This video from North Penn Legal Services features a question and answer session from a Bankruptcy Clinic held by North Penn Legal Services addressing issues relating to bankruptcy proceedings and the effects of bankruptcy on various types of debts. (41:01) Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Legal Briefs: Student Loans: Managing Your Debt and How New Laws May Affect You

    Information discussed on the July 24, 2012 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live program. Recent graduates are realizing that they’re out of the college world and face finding a job and beginning to pay off any debt they’ve accumulated. Here are some common questions and some helpful tips to assist in navigating through this sometimes overwhelming topic. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet from North Penn Legal Services will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Student Loans, Forgiveness - U.S. Department of Education

    Information from the U.S. Department of Education on loan opportunities for students. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Education