Student Loan Repayment and Forgiveness Resources
Borrowers of Federal Loans: www.studentaid.ed.gov
The U.S. Department of Education has detailed information about federal loans, including about repayment plans, and forgiveness and cancellation programs.
- Understanding Repayment: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans
- Repayment Plans: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/understand/plans
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service
Borrowers and their Advocates: www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org
The National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project provides resources on topics such as repayment, bankruptcy, cancellation, collections and advocacy and includes a Frequently Asked Questions section.
Law Students and Attorneys: www.equaljusticeworks.org
Equal Justice Works’ Student Debt Relief Program includes an E-book, Take Control of Your Future, free interactive webinars, and other information about loan repayment assistance, including that provided by law schools at:
Law Students and Attorneys: http://askheatherjarvis.com/tools
Heather Jarvis, an expert in educational debt and repayment and forgiveness options for public interest attorneys, has a variety of free tools and links to other websites that explain loan repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
Federal Agency Employees: www.opm.gov/oca/pay/studentloan/index.asp
The Office of Personnel Management provides information about the loan repayment assistance that federal agencies may provide to federal employees.
Other Federal Government Employees and Volunteers: http://www.finaid.org/loans/forgiveness.phtml
FinAid provides information about assistance for AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and VISTA volunteers, as well as those in the military.