Update: On 8/24, the White House announced up to $10,000 in forgiveness on qualified federal student loans for qualified borrowers and up to $20,000 qualifying for Pell Grant recipients and suspended federal student loan payments with 0% interest until 12/31/22. Before refinancing federal student loans, keep in mind that doing so will cause you to lose access to future benefits applied to federally-held loans. Learn More
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Jess Ullrich is a freelance personal finance writer and editor. She has a Master’s of Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and has been creating content online since 2009. Her work has been published on Investopedia, The Balance, HuffPost, and FinanceBuzz.


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Updated October 3, 2022   While a college degree can be invaluable, that degree comes at a cost. And often, […]