Student loan refund checks will be mailed to everyone who paid during the COVID-19 moratorium

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Some checks are beginning to flow Certain Student Loan Borrowers even if, as a result of a court order, Biden administration temporarily blocked from processing debt forgiveness.

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Bloomberg reported that checks are being sent to borrowers who paid off their student loans after the pandemic moratorium took effect in March 2020.

As part of the Student Loan Forgiveness Plan are the following clauses: After you apply for and receive debt relief under our Debt Relief Plan, we will automatically refund any amounts you paid during the suspension of payments (up to the remaining amount of the eligible debt relief). According to the Ministry of Education.

No specific additional action is required to claim a refund of eligible payments, but the borrower must first file a student loan debt relief application.

Persons with large amounts of outstanding eligible debt may not be reimbursed

However, the department adds that if you have made payments during the suspension of payments and your current balance exceeds the amount of debt relief you received, you will not be eligible for automatic refunds after applying for debt relief.

“This is because the full amount of the debt relief will be applied to the loan balance. If you would like to continue receiving refunds for voluntary payments made during the suspension of payments, please contact the servicer of your loan,” Webb said. explained on the site.

Biden’s plan could offer up to $10,000 in federal student debt relief to borrowers with incomes below $125,000 ($250,000 for households) in 2020 or 2021. The figure climbs up to $20,000 in student loan cancellations for Pell her grant recipients. For dependent students, eligibility is based on parental income. Undergraduate and Graduate Direct Loans, Parent PLUS and Graduate Student PLUS Loans, Consolidated Loans, Undergraduate-Owned Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Loans, Undergraduate-Owned Perkins Loans, and Defaulted Loans, according to Student Aid. Most federal loans are covered. .gov.

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Borrowers must apply by December 31, 2023.

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