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Navigate Your Student Debt

NEA’s student debt experts have created tools designed to help educators through the complicated student debt system.

Together we can make sure every educator gets the student debt relief they deserve.

Our experts have put together information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness, President Biden's Student Debt Relief Plan, the NEA Student Debt Navigator, Teacher Loan Forgiveness, the Fresh Start Program, Income-Based Repayment Plans, and the Payment Pause.

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The New FAFSA: What You Need to Know

In 2021, Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act to streamline and improve the once lengthy FAFSA process. Now, those changes are coming to FAFSA for the 2024-2025 Academic Award Year. Watch the latest webinar recording to learn about what improvements have been made to the FAFSA, and more.

What You Need to Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Together we can make higher education more affordable for all.

Due to efforts by the Biden Administration, over 750,000 educators and public service workers have received $53.5 billion in student loan forgiveness through the Limited PSLF Waiver and counting. 

While the Limited Waiver expired on October 31, 2022, PSLF is still here for educators and other public service workers.

Significant permanent improvements have been made to the program, so that more educators can receive the debt forgiveness they were promised.

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Our PSLF Explainer

President Biden's Student Debt Relief Plan

Together we can cancel student debt.

 In August 2022, President Biden and the U.S. Department of Education announced a bold, life-changing one-time student debt relief program on behalf of 43 million student borrowers in America. Most individuals, including current students, were eligible for up to $20,000 in one-time debt relief.  

The Supreme Court halted this life-changing debt relief program. But the Biden Administration is not giving up. The Secretary of Education is already working on an alternative plan to provide debt relief to as many working and middle-class borrowers as possible. 

More Information on the Relief Plan

Get Support Through the NEA Student Debt Navigator

We can create a world without student debt.

NEA has partnered with a company called Savi to offer an online student debt navigator tool, free for one year for NEA members.

Sign up to receive personalized advice from student debt experts and gain access to Savi’s e-filing function, which helps eliminate the common mistakes that bar many applicants from receiving forgiveness.

Access the Navigator

Other Student Debt Support Programs

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Did you get your student debt cancelled?

Tell us how student debt forgiveness helped you so that we can continue to advocate for student debt cancellation and a better higher education system for all.
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