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Bad surprise: Many student loan borrowers don’t qualify for coronavirus relief

Some 7.2 million Americans left out of plan aimed at easing finance crunch as economy craters.   By  Orange County Register PUBLISHED: April 30, 2020 at 12:43 p.m. | UPDATED: April 30, 2020 at 1:45 p.m. Emily Talcott breathed a sigh of relief last month when she heard that federal student loan borrowers would get some relief under the...

Posted by May 1, 2020May 27, 2020
Federal Student Loans For 6 Million People Aren’t Covered By The CARES Act
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Federal Student Loans For 6 Million People Aren’t Covered By The CARES Act

If your student loans aren’t covered by the CARES Act, you may be losing out on important student loan benefits. Here’s what you need to know – and what to do about it. Student Loans The CARES Act, which is the $2 trillion stimulus package meant to help Americans impacted by COVID-19, offers multiple benefits...

Posted by April 29, 2020May 27, 2020
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How marriage affects student loans

Getting married means learning to manage money as a team. For many couples, that involves figuring out a plan for tackling student loans. While marriage doesn’t automatically make your spouse’s student debt yours, or vice versa, you may have questions about how those loans could affect your financial plans. Student loan debt that was taken...

Posted by April 15, 2020May 27, 2020
Secretary DeVos Rapidly Delivers More Than $6 Billion in Emergency Cash Grants for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak
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Secretary DeVos Rapidly Delivers More Than $6 Billion in Emergency Cash Grants for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak

First wave of CARES Act funding will provide aid to students for expenses like course materials, technology, housing, food, health care, and childcare APRIL 9, 2020 WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $6 billion will be distributed immediately to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to...

Posted by April 9, 2020May 27, 2020
Class Action Lawsuit Heald/Everest/Wyotech
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Class Action Lawsuit Heald/Everest/Wyotech

Class Action Lawsuit Heald/Everest/Wyotech Beginning Dec. 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will email notifications about the Manriquez v. DeVos lawsuit to borrower defense applicants who are potential members of the group of borrowers to whom the lawsuit applies. The email notifications will be sent to borrowers from the email address noreply@studentloans.gov. For borrowers without...

Posted by April 6, 2020May 10, 2020
Here’s how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak
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Here’s how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

From individual credit card issuers to major US banking institutions, here’s what you can expect for credit card and banking relief. Ally Ally customers won’t get charged overdraft fees, excessive transaction fees or fees for expedited checks and debit cards. Fee waivers are in place until at least July 16. If you have questions, comments or...

Posted by April 6, 2020May 4, 2020
Coronavirus tax extension: Why you still might want to file by April 15
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Coronavirus tax extension: Why you still might want to file by April 15

The IRS has pushed back tax day to July 15, 2020. Here’s everything you need to know, including the benefits of filing early. If dealing with the effects of coronavirus has put you behind schedule for preparing and paying your taxes this year, the US Treasury will give you three more months to pay your federal taxes without a...

Posted by April 6, 2020May 27, 2020
Here’s how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak
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Here’s how banks and credit card companies are helping during the coronavirus outbreak

Ally Ally customers won’t get charged overdraft fees, excessive transaction fees or fees for expedited checks and debit cards. Fee waivers are in place until at least July 16. If you have questions, comments or concerns, Ally is encouraging customers to use its website, since call wait times will likely be longer than normal. American Express...

Posted by April 6, 2020May 4, 2020
What college students should know about financial help during the coronavirus pandemic
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What college students should know about financial help during the coronavirus pandemic

What college students should know about financial help during the corona virus pandemic:   Colleges nationwide are closing their doors and moving to online-only learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re left in the lurch, the federal stimulus provides some student loan relief, but you’ll want to turn to your college for answers, too. All...

Posted by April 6, 2020May 27, 2020