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Student Loan Borrowers Hit Hard as Over 400K Face Incorrect Monthly Payment Charges

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Student loan borrowers across the nation have long combatting with the financial burden of repaying their loans, and with the return of payments this month, the pressure is palpable.

Student Loan Borrowers Hit Hard as Over 400K Face Incorrect Monthly Payment Charges (Photo: Yahoo Finance)

Overcharging Debacle and the Pursuit of Accountability

According to the report published by AL News, in October 20, 2023, in the ongoing quest of student loan borrowers for loan cancellation, a glimmer of hope emerges as the U.S. Department of Education takes a decisive step in holding student loan servicers accountable. This week, MOHELA, a prominent student loan servicer, faced the repercussions of wrongfully overcharging more than 400,000 student loan borrowers in their monthly payments.

One significant issue arose when some student loan borrowers transitioned to the Biden Administration’s latest income-driven repayment plan, SAVE. Designed to calculate monthly payments based on borrowers’ income and family size, SAVE replaced the previous REPAYE plan.

However, during this transition of student loan borrowers, numerous borrowers affiliated with MOHELA found themselves being billed incorrectly. The good news is that justice prevails, as MOHELA has undertaken the responsibility of refunding all overcharged student loan borrowers. Nevertheless, the U.S. Department of Education’s scrutiny didn’t end there.

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Addressing Errors and Providing Respite

In a recent news released by The New York Times, while the U.S. Department of Education took MOHELA to task for overcharging, they also unearthed a different problem – undercharging. In response to this multifaceted issue, the U.S. Department of Education has taken further action. They have called for a mandatory administrative forbearance for student loan borrowers or customers of loan services like MOHELA whose payments were miscalculated. This pause in loan payments aims to provide temporary relief to affected borrowers while the correct payment amounts are recalculated.

If you are one of the many student loan borrowers dealing with MOHELA as your loan servicer or have concerns about your student loan debt repayment plan, it is crucial to contact your loan servicer without delay. The pursuit of fair, accurate, and just student loan payments continues, as student loan borrowers receive a glimmer of hope in the form of accountability and corrective measures from the U.S. Department of Education.

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