CARES Act Provides Financial Relief to Student Loan Borrowers

Americans are increasingly feeling the impact of the coronavirus, both on their everyday lives and their financial well-being. Here’s some information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to help student loan borrowers navigate during this crisis.

A new federal law, also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides automatic suspension of principal and interest payments on federally-held student loans through September 30, 2020.

What this means to you:

  • Student loan borrowers do not have to apply.
  • The interest rate was set to 0% as of March 13. 
  • These suspended payments will count towards any student loan forgiveness program.

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