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Did you hear the SCOTUS decision on student loan debt relief? So did scammers.
If you have federal student loans, you’ve probably heard about the Supreme Court decision and know that repayments are restarting in October. But you might also be hearing from scammers who take advantage of confusion around big news like this. So how will you know what’s real and what’s a scam?
It’ll help to start getting ready for repayment now. Here are some first steps:
- Find out who your loan servicer is. They’re listed on your Federal Student Aid (FSA) account dashboard.
- Update your contact information with FSA and your loan servicers. This way, you’ll get timely updates about your repayment plans.
- Enroll in a repayment plan. Use FSA’s Loan Simulator to estimate your monthly payments and compare your repayment options. If you’ve defaulted on your loans, Look into the Fresh Start program.
If you’re worried about repaying your loans, the offers to “help” can be tempting. Scammers are likely to start blasting out robocalls and texts about “helping” you with your loans. So, before you act, know how to spot the scams: