Anna Helhoski is a senior writer covering economic news and trends in consumer finance at NerdWallet. She is also an authority on student loans. She joined NerdWallet in 2014. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. She previously covered local news in the New York metro area for the Daily Voice and New York state politics for The Legislative Gazette. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Purchase College, State University of New York.
- Education: B.A. in journalism from Purchase College, State University of New York
- Previous experience: Daily Voice, The Legislative Gazette
How to Get Ready for Student Loan Payments to Restart
Federal student loans have been paused interest-free since March 2020. They're expected to restart after August 31, 2022. What does this mean for federal student loan borrowers? Should you pay anyway? And how do you prepare for student loan payments to begin?
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NBC Los Angeles. Student Loan Borrower Says He Was Duped Into Pricey Consolidation Service.
Check Your Balances. Student Loans with Anna Helhoski.
CNBC. Biden will extend payment pause for student loan borrowers. Yet timeline remains unclear.
CNBC. Debt balances rise as the debate over extending student loan forgiveness continues in Congress.
CNN Business. You don't have to pay your federal student loans right now, but here's why you should.
Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Parent PLUS Debt Relief: the Good and Bad.
Boston 25 News. Debt forgiveness? How Mass. leaders feel about the student loan burden.
Newsweek. Are Student Loan Payments Deferred? Trump Executive Order on Student Loans Explained.
ABC: Start Here podcast. April 7.
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