US announces expansion of COVID-19 emergency flexibilities to additional federal student loans in default

Action to help more than 1 million additional Americans with debt

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the Education Department in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the Education Department in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, the US Department of Education announced an expansion of the pause on federal student loan interest and collections to all defaulted loans in the Federal Family Education Loan Program.

This action will help more than one million additional borrowers burdened by debt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To read more on the announcement visit the US Department of Education’s website by clicking here.

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