Over the last 10 years or so, Congress and the Obama administration have introduced several versions of the income-driven repayment plans. What these plans have in common is they base your eligible federal student loan payments on your income and family size, ensuring those payments are affordable for most borrowers.
If you have student loans you have probably heard of what most experts are calling the “Student Loan Bailout”. Much like the mortgage bailout several years ago, millions of borrowers are having payments reduced and some even receiving refunds or forgiveness.
More people have more student loan debt than at any time in history. Average student loan debt has tripled since the mid-1990s. Last year, the average student debt for a college graduate was more than $35,000, according to Mark Kantrowitz, a student loan expert at Cappex, which connects students with colleges and scholarships.
Student-loan debt and tuition rates have continued to skyrocket in recent years, and the problem has evolved to the point of crisis according to the president-elect. In an October speech in Columbus, Ohio, Donald Trump addressed a crowd of millennials and talked a big game in regard to the loan crisis, though it may be one of his most believable claims yet.