This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Student Loan issues in Pennsylvania.
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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)
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.
Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts.
In April 2022, the Department of Education announced that federally-held student loan payments will continue to be paused through August 31, 2022. This extension provides welcome relief to student loan borrowers who are still finding their footing in an economy recovering from the pandemic. As we look toward repayment, this article features what the CFPB’s research, supervision, and enforcement work tells us about the risks student loan borrowers might face.
Student loan borrowers working towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) have struggled to navigate the program’s frustratingly complex rules and requirements. A “limited waiver” of specific PSLF program requirements was announced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on Oct. 6, 2021. This fact sheet explains the limited waiver and its requirements.