The Coming Chaos in Student Loan Servicing
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Big changes are coming to student loan servicers and I’m talking about what it means for your bottom line, your life, and your anxiety levels. I’ll give you a rundown of who the new servicers are and my predictions on what will happen when they take over.

I also answer listener questions about PSLF payment caps, 1099 vs W2 earnings, and what happens to your credit score after student loan forgiveness.


In today’s episode, you'll find out:

  • The federal student loan program pre-2010
  • How the direct student loan system works now
  • Why the government outsources student loan servicing
  • My thoughts on the effectiveness of current student loan servicers
  • A rundown of the five new student loan servicers
  • Why I think hiring new servicers will be a disaster
  • What’s contributing to the ‘perfect storm’ in student loans
  • Why I think the CARES Act payment suspension will be extended
  • What to do to prepare for a servicer switch if you’re pursuing PSLF
  • How to prepare if you’re not pursuing PSLF
  • Why having a student loan plan in place now will make the transition easier
  • My advice on why you shouldn’t panic

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