5 Things to Know About Current Repayment Flexibilities and Your Federal Student Loans

5 things to know about repayment

On Aug. 8, 2020, President Trump extended the 0% student loan interest rate and suspension of payments on federal student loans owned by the Department of Education (ED) until Dec. 31, 2020. These relief measures began on March 13, 2020, and below you’ll find a recap of the resulting repayment flexibilities for student loan borrowers and relevant considerations.

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A Bright New ED.gov is on the Horizon

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Since the beginning of this Administration, Secretary DeVos has encouraged creativity and innovation at every level, challenging state and local leaders to “rethink” education for our nation’s students while calling on the Department of Education to “rethink” how we engage with and serve students and parents.

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NASA Launches a Rocket to Mars with a Rover (Perseverance) and Helicopter (Ingenuity) On Board to Explore

On July 30, 2020, NASA launched a rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a journey to Mars. The rocket is carrying a rover named Perseverance and a Helicopter named Ingenuity, both of which will land inside Mars’s Jezero Crater on Feb 18, 2021. While on Mars, Perseverance and Ingenuity will collect the first Martian soil and rock samples for future return to Earth, search for signs of extinct or extant life, characterize the planet’s climate and geology, and pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet with the help of new technologies and scientific instruments.

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Keeping the Promise: New Tools for a Better-Than-Ever Aid Experience

By: Chief Operating Officer Mark Brown, Federal Student Aid

Personalized Repayment Simulation

Just a couple months ago, I promised to keep you updated about all the ways Federal Student Aid (FSA) is making your experience with us better. I’m excited to share that today we launched a few incredibly beneficial tools that make it easier than ever to understand the aid you’ve received and navigate your repayment options.

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Recapping ED Games Expo Week 2020

The ED Games Expo is the Department of Education’s annual showcase and celebration of innovation in education for students of all ages and practitioners in education and special education.

The different technologies showcased at this year’s Expo were developed by 115 teams with funding support from 33 programs across the Federal government, including seven Department of Education programs. Expo attendees demoed an array of learning games and innovative technologies across all topics and forms, such as virtual and augmented reality, maker tools, automated tutors, role-playing simulations, data dashboards for teachers, and assistive technologies.

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