Reopening and safely operating schools during the COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented and ongoing challenge across America. Educators are on the front lines of our national effort to overcome COVID-19.
My high school biology classroom looks quite different from last year on this warm September day. My students are seated six feet apart, we are wearing masks, the windows are open, and everyone has their own set of supplies.
Whether you’re currently in college for a few years or have recently returned to college, we understand this is a time of uncertainty. You may be wondering how the impact of the COVID-19 emergency affects your federal financial aid. Below, we’ve outlined flexibilities that are available to students during this time.
Dear Moms and Dads across America,
It’s back-to-school season, but it sure feels different than any other year. So, let’s talk about something that’s been weighing heavily on your minds, and on mine.
How can students—your daughter, your son—safely continue to learn and to grow this fall?
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.
For many students and their families, getting a higher education means getting federal student loans. To help you decide how much to borrow and understand what repayment would look like, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides a loan calculator called Loan Simulator.
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.
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.
By: Chief Operating Officer Mark Brown, Federal Student Aid
Summer is here, and I’m sure that for many of you, summer doesn’t look quite the same as it has in the past. The COVID-19 emergency has led all of us to change our day-to-day lives in order to stay healthy, and I hope that you’ve been able to weather this storm and are looking for ways to safely enjoy this time of year.