Student Loan Forbearance Extension UPDATE

On April 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced a further extension of the CARES Act student loan forbearance. Last scheduled to terminate on May 1, 2022, the pause on direct student loan payments, interest accrual and collection activity on direct student loans in default, will remain in place through August 31, 2022.

The pause does not apply to Parent Plus loans, Perkins loans, or FFELP loans. Members with

questions about the extension are encouraged to contact the DC 37 MELS Screening and Intake office at 212- 815-1111 to request to speak with an attorney.

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