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Department of Education Extends Federal Student Loan Relief

BY: Jyme Mariani, Esq. | 12/18/20

On December 4, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will extend the student loan relief until January 31, 2021, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic [U.S. Department of Education, Press Release, 12-4-20].

During this extension of the payment suspension, collections on defaulted, federally held loans are still halted, and any borrower with defaulted federally held loans whose employer continues to garnish their wages will receive a refund of those garnishments.

Without the extension, the relief, which was originally announced in March and then extended in August, would have expired on December 31, 2020.

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Jyme Mariani, Esq., is Managing Editor of  Payroll Currently and Payroll Information Resources for the APA.