Financial Aid Newsletter – Greenback_DEC-16_FINAL
Check out the latest issue of The Financial Aid Greenback, our quarterly Financial Aid newsletter. This issue: Manage your educational borrowing, FAFSA Filing Update, Scholarship information, Essay Tips, and more. This newsletter is designed to help students and staff members stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in the world of financial aid.
NOVA Financial Aid wants to ensure that you know how to find the status of your student loans and the contact information for your loan servicer(s) in case you have questions about loan repayment.
If you have not already done so, it is important to prepare to repay your student loans. Check with your loan servicer if you aren’t sure how or when to make a payment. You are responsible for staying in touch with your servicer and making your payments, even if you do not receive a bill. Many borrowers choose to have their loan servicers electronically debit loan payments from their banks each month in order to help prevent missing payments and becoming delinquent on student loans.
If you ever have difficulty making a loan payment, you should contact your loan servicer before the payment is late. You might qualify for deferment, forbearance, or a different repayment plan that can temporarily postpone or reduce the amount that you must pay. In order to see what options are available for your situation, you would need to call your loan servicer.
You may look up the contact information for your loan servicer by logging into your “My Federal Student Aid” portal at www.studentaid.gov. Click on the log in button in the upper right corner at www.studentaid. gov and enter your information to log in. If you do not know your 4-digit financial aid PIN, you may click on the “Forgot your PIN” link to request a duplicate PIN. Once you log in, scroll down to view your federal student loan history. Click on each of your loans to view the contact information for your current servicer. Different loans could have different servicers, especially Perkins loans. You should call your loan servicer today if you have any questions about repaying your student loans, including any options that may be available for you.
More information is available at www.studentaid.gov > Repay Loans.
Check out this short video for more information: http://cheapscholar.org/2013/11/26/student-loan-repayment-101-video/
The 150% Direct Subsidized Loan Limit can be confusing to students who don’t live, eat, and breath student loans (like some of us in financial aid. We want to make the limit change understandable for students who could be impacted. What better way to explain than with a visual that details:
- Who is impacted by the limit and what that means
- Which loans are included in the legislation
- How and when the subsidy will change
Click this link to check out the graphic: NS015_150_Subsidy_Limit
Check out this info-graphic on 5-Loan-infographic to manage your loans.
Information provided by: NorthStar Education Services| www,nseds.com