Not all student loan payments have been paused, but a number of people with student loan debt may have payments restarting after the temporary pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help you prepare for this transition, we've put together this guide to highlight important things to consider.

The Restart of Student Loan Payments: What You Need to Know

  1. Payment Resumption Date: According to this article from the U.S. Department of Education (Full Article), many student loan payments are set to restart in October. This date marks the end of the temporary payment pause, so make sure to mark your calendar.
  2. Review Your Loan Terms: Take the time to review your loan terms, including interest rates and repayment plans. Understanding these details will help you make informed decisions about your finances moving forward.
  3. Budget Adjustment: The resumption of loan payments might require adjustments to your monthly budget. Consider how this change will affect your overall financial picture and plan accordingly.
  4. Income-Driven Repayment Plans: If you're experiencing financial hardship, income-driven repayment plans can help make your monthly payments more manageable. Explore these options to determine if they're right for you.
  5. Refinancing: Investigate the possibility of refinancing your student loans. This can potentially lead to lower interest rates, reducing the overall cost of your loans. Check out our options for refinacing your student loans here. Marion County Bank Student Loans
  6. Loan Forgiveness Programs: Government programs like Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Teacher Loan Forgiveness may still be available to eligible borrowers. Ensure you're on track to meet the requirements for these valuable programs.
  7. Communication is Key: If you're facing financial challenges or have questions about your student loans, don't hesitate to reach out to your loan servicer, one of our loan officers, or a trusted advisor.

As the restart of student loan payments approaches, it's crucial to be well-prepared and informed about your options. We are here to support you every step of the way. By reviewing your loan terms, budgeting wisely, and exploring available resources, you can manage your student loans effectively and achieve your financial goals.

For more in-depth information, please refer to the government article from the U.S. Department of Education  Full Article

If you have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Your financial well-being is our priority.


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