Over the last few years, homeowners have taken advantage of historically low interest rates to refinance their mortgages and improve their finances. But that hasn’t really been an option for federal student loan borrowers, though many loans borrowed during the last decade had rates of 8 percent or more.
That’s a good reason to support Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (SB 2432), which would allow millions of individuals to refinance their student loans at lower rates.
Although you can’t refinance your federal student loans (yet!) there are powerful federal programs like income-driven repayment plans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness that can help. Get the details – and learn how President Obama’s proposal to cap Public Service Loan Forgiveness may affect that program.
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- Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Pursuing Public Interest: What about my student debt?
This is Part Two of our special webinar series for new law students. Click here to view a recording of Part One, Pursuing Public Interest: Equal Justice Works Programs, and sign up for Part Three, Pursuing Public Interest: Paving your own path.
- Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT.
JDs in Debt: What Law Students & Lawyers Need to Know about Managing Student Loans & Earning Public Service Loan ForgivenessThis is our regular free monthly webinar. You can also register for sessions in October, November and December.
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And check out the Generation Progress campaign to tell Congress to support borrowers’ ability to refinance their student loans.
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