Financial Aid

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Free Counseling for Student borrowers

Student loan payment pause extended through August 31, 2022. 

On Dec. 22, the Department of Education announced it would continue suspending loan payments and waiving interest on student loans owned by the department until August 31, 2022. 

Remember that you NEVER have to pay to take advantage of these relief efforts and there currently is no guidance on potential loan forgiveness. Federal Student Aid warns borrowers to not accept unexpected offers of financial aid or help (such as a “pandemic grant” or “Biden loan forgiveness”) without checking with your school to see if the offer is legit.

Stay in the Know

Make sure you’re getting the updates. Confirm that your contact information is up to date on your profile with your loan servicer and

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and student loan payment relief, visit your loan servicer's website . You also can visit:

Questions about student loan repayment? 

Update on Student Loan Payment Relief



Throughout your college years and beyond, we want to ensure that you are well-informed and empowered to take control of your student loan repayment. We have partnered with Student ConnectionsSM to help you understand your loan repayment commitments and address any issues you may encounter. In the coming months, you may receive a call from a student success counselor who will:

  • Help you understand your loan obligations and responsibilities. 
  • Discuss available options for an achievable and affordable repayment plan. 
  • Ensure you are aware of repayment options during financial hardships. 
  • Promote your long-term repayment success.

These representatives are available to counsel you about your outstanding loans and, when appropriate, work with you and your loan servicer to address any loan payment issues.


Student Connections is passionate about helping students overcome the barriers that can get in the way of attending college, completing their programs of study and achieving success while in school and after graduation. With more than 50 years of experience in counseling student loan borrowers, their primary goal is to help establish the best repayment plan for you.

Visit or talk to a student success counselor for free at (866) 497-8723.