The official source for information on Virginia education programs.
This website from the National Consumer Law Center offers a wide variety of resources to help you handle student loan problems
CFPB can help you make the right choices about paying for college and understand your options for paying back student loan debt
Student loan self-help packets to help you with your federal student loans, from SLBA
Senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin makes an argument that student loan debt is a significant drag on economic recovery.
It appears that borrowers aren't taking full advantage of new programs to help lower student loan payments.
Well, maybe not everything, but these "flip cards" from Vox answer a lot of questions about student loan policies and practices.
Why private student loans are a poor deal for many borrowers
An overview of how to tackle your student loan debt
You can use this government website to find the details on your federal student loans
Answers to frequently asked questions about discharging student loans without paying
A good overview for anyone thinking about consolidating their student loans
The official page for information about income-based student loan repayment options
What default means, its consequences, and what to do if your loan is in default
Answers to frequently asked questions about how to find and work with the company that handles your loan
If you have a public service job, you may eventually be able to cancel your federal student loans
You can cancel your federal student loans if you are totally and permanently disabled.
This is the case that sets out the most common standard for determining whether student loans can be discharged in bankruptcy.
Guidance and resources to help you determine whether bankruptcy can help you manage or eliminate your student loans.
Most people who file for bankruptcy don't even try to get their student loans discharged -- but many who do try, succeed.
Bankruptcy proceedings can be harsh. Here are some of the more difficult questions student loan borrowers have faced.
An overview of how Chapter 13 bankruptcy may help you get some student loan relief.
SLBA's information and tips for borrowers considering loan consolidation.
A guide to student loan consolidation from the U.S. Department of Education
Pointers for borrowers considering private student loan consolidation, from FinAid.
Great tips for those considering student loan consolidation, including examples to help you understand how your new loan terms will be calculated.
Lets you compare the monthly payments, interest rates, and total cost of your existing loans v. a consolidation loan
This checklist can help you figure out whether you've done all you can to resolve your student loan dispute
Answers to frequently asked questions about consolidating student loans
Official advice on avoiding scams while applying for student aid.
The FTC offers tips for avoiding scams and unpleasant surprises when dealing with lenders and marketers.
If you're having trouble with your private loan lender or servicer, this article can point you in the right direction.
Sound advice on deferment and forbearance from the SLBA.
A downloadable booklet to help you understand and apply for an economic hardship deferment.
This calculator can help you figure out whether you qualify for an economic hardship deferment.
Learn how interest accrued during deferment or forbearance can affect the total balance of your loan.
The official page for information about student loan deferment and forbearance
Tips to help you understand and manage the grace period on your student loan
Student loan expert Mark Kantrowitz shares nightmare stories of what can happen to student loan borrowers who default
An overview of the wage garnishment process from the website that handles defaulted student loan debt for the U.S. Department of Education
An overview of the tax refund seizure process, from the website that handles defaulted student loan debt for the U.S. Department of Education
An overview of the wage garnishment process for federal employees, from the website that handles defaulted student loan debt for the U.S. Department of Education
The official home page for federal student loan debt collection information
Know your rights if a debt collection agency is harassing you
Private collection agencies can no longer collect high commissions for demanding unreasonable payments
Answers to frequently asked questions about repaying defaulted federal student loans.
A detailed report exploring why student loan borrowers default and what can be done about it
The official home page for information about federal student loan repayment options
An overview of loan forgiveness programs available to health care professionals
A guide to public service loan forgiveness programs from CFPB
Find out whether the IRS will tax your canceled or forgiven loan amount
This ebook is the most comprehensive guide we've found to student loan forgiveness and discharge programs
Beware of any debt settlement company that offers to help you deal with your student loans for a hefty fee
If you're having trouble with your student loans, these questions and answers can point you toward help
If you've done all you can to resolve a problem with the servicer of a federal student loan, the ombudsman group can help
If you submit a student loan complaint to CFPB, they may connect you with an ombudsman who can help
Here's where you can find the specific wage garnishments and limits for Virginia.
The Obama administration proposed changing the tax code to exempt the forgiven debt from taxes, but the provision did not make it into the final budget agreement passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in December.
Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times.