Category Archives: PSLF

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What to Do if You’re Worried About Trump Repealing PSLF

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trump repealing PSLFI’ve gotten a ton of clients asking me about the Trump administration’s plans in regards to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). For those who don’t know, PSLF allows you to work for a not for profit employer for 10 years and receive tax free loan forgiveness. For many borrowers burdened by huge amounts of student debt, PSLF is their only hope. Here’s how you should prepare your finances if you’re worried about Trump repealing PSLF.

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Specialists with Student Loans Will Pay Back Less than Generalists AND Earn More Money

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specialists with student loansEveryone knows that specialists make a lot of money in medicine. What they don’t know is that Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) will allow most specialists with student loans to pay a fraction of what they owe for their education. I help physicians craft a student loan strategy through flat fee student loan consultations, and I can probably help you too at travis@studentloanplanner.com. Current student loan rules make specializing a far more lucrative decision for today’s physicians. Here’s why.

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Georgetown Law School PSLF Abuse Shows Why Program Will End

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Georgetown law school pslf abuseWith political regime change coming to Washington, I wanted to highlight how one of America’s elite law schools severely exploits federal student loan programs for its own benefit. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) was intended by Congress to help low income borrowers work for non profits after college. The way the law ended up being written, PSLF became the largest back door grant program to American graduate schools in history. Specifically, Georgetown Law School PSLF abuse is so bad that I believe the case highlights why the PSLF program as a whole has a 90% chance of repeal for future borrowers starting in fall 2017. If you’d like to hire my expertise for a review of your six figure student loans or have questions about my service, contact me at travis@studentloanplanner.com

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Repeal of PSLF

How to Hedge Against PSLF Repeal

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Maybe you’re a really savvy doctor who learned about the PSLF program in year three of medical school. You’ve since made three years of payments in residency under the PAYE program, and you’ve dutifully submitted your PSLF employment certification form annually. You have $300,000 in student loan principal with $40,000 in accrued interest. PSLF repeal would royally screw you over, so what do you do when both parties have said they want to repeal it and Republicans will control all branches of government?

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The Major Student Loan Mistakes Doctors Make in Residency

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student loan mistakes doctors make in residency

Nowadays, the default advice for graduating students in medical school financial aid offices is to consolidate their outstanding student loans with the federal government when they become residents. There are a few major reasons for doing so, the biggest being the potential for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). Doctors are perhaps the most prone of all occupations to making student loan mistakes. Especially if you’re planning to work for a not for profit hospital after training, you MUST understand student loans rules. If you or someone you know is a medical student, he or she could lose out on tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars from the student loan mistakes doctors make in residency.

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