U.S. Department of Education Stops Collection Actions, Wage Garnishments, and Treasury Offsets for Federal Student Loans
March 13, 2020. Debt collectors must discontinue collection calls and stop sending collection notices to defaulted student-loan borrowers, as well as end wage garnishments and other monetary intercepts.
Trump Budget Again Proposes Eliminating Public Service Loan Forgiveness
February 10, 2020. The administration’s budget again seeks to eliminate the public service loan forgiveness program,
Why Your Credit Score Might Go Down In 2020
January 23, 2020. FICO is introducing a new credit scoring system that might end up lowering your credit score.
Equifax Data Breach Settlement: How to Get Compensation
July 22, 2019. Find out if you’re entitled to a cash payout, free credit monitoring, or another form of compensation from Equifax.
Experian’s New Credit Scoring System Will Consider Trended Data
November 7, 2019. Experian is launching a new credit scoring system that might help people with no credit history or a “thin” credit file get a better score.
New State Laws Target Student Loan Servicers
May 23, 2019. A growing number of states are passing laws that regulate federal student loan servicers.
You Might Be Able to Raise Your Credit Score With Experian Boost—But Should You?
December 18, 2018. Experian is introducing a new way to potentially raise your credit score, but opting into this service might not be a good idea for everyone.
Why Your Credit Score Might Go Up Soon
April 16, 2018. New rules change how credit bureaus can report tax liens and civil judgments.
New Law Gives Cancer Patients a Break on Federal Student Loan Payments
September 28, 2018. Federal law now allows cancer patients to stop making payments on their federal student loans temporarily.