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AAU, Associations Request Guidance from ED Secretary on Resumption of Student Loan Repayments

AAU joined six other higher education associations in sending a letter to Education Secretary Miguel A. Cardona urging the Department of Education and the Biden administration to “develop and publicly share a clear plan to transition federal student loan borrowers back into repayment as soon as possible.”

Pandemic measures providing a moratorium on student loan repayments expire at the end of September 2021, and ED has yet to indicate whether it plans to extend the measures or resume repayments. The letter urged the department to develop a plan that provides borrowers with the option to either voluntarily resume making repayments or to request additional time to transition back into repayment. The letter also stressed that the department proactively communicate its plan to borrowers, servicers, and institutions as soon as it has one.

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