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COVID-19 student loan forbearance (pause)

Learn about the Department of Education’s student loan forbearance program. Find out when you will have to restart your payments.

If you are repaying a U.S. Department of Education-backed student loan, you are receiving forbearance, a pause in loan principal and interest payments, through sometime in 2023. The exact date depends on events involving the Student Loan Debt Relief plan.

LAST UPDATED: May 24, 2023


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