Eliza Haverstock is a lead writer and spokesperson on NerdWallet's education team, where she focuses on student loan repayment and college alternatives. Previously, she reported on billionaires, investing and fintech for Forbes in New York, and she also covered private markets for PitchBook in Seattle. Eliza got started at her college newspaper at the University of Virginia and interned for Bloomberg, where she spent a summer writing a feature story about plastic straws. She is based in Washington, D.C.
- Education: B.A. in economics and history from University of Virginia
- Previous experience: Forbes, Bloomberg, PitchBook
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When Do Student Loan Payments Resume?
The White House has extended payment forbearance into 2023. With forgiveness in doubt, use this extra time wisely.
Is $20K Student Debt Forgiveness Still Going to Happen?
The Biden administration extended forbearance into 2023 as cancellation remains tied up in the courts.
Q&A: The New Student Loan Income-Driven Repayment Waiver
The Education Department has extended deadlines for the IDR account adjustment, previously called the "IDR waiver."
Here’s Where the Student Loan Lawsuits Stand
The Supreme Court is expected to decide the fate of Biden's plan to cancel up to $20,000 per borrower by late June.
Education Department Halts New Student Loan Debt Relief Applications
The student loan debt relief application is no longer available until lawsuits play out.
Student Loan Refund Checks Are Arriving — But Don’t Spend Yet
With student debt cancellation in legal limbo, don’t spend your refund check just yet.
The New Income-Driven Repayment Plan: How It Works
The revised IDR plan would cut your monthly student loan payments by at least half.
Biden Cancels $10K in Student Debt. Here’s Who Gets It
As millions eagerly await reduced or even $0 loan balances, multiple lawsuit have delayed the start of relief
Relief Coming for Sweet v. Cardona Borrowers After Final Settlement Approval
With a major legal roadblock cleared, defrauded borrowers are finally set to receive relief.
‘Fresh Start’: What Student Loan Borrowers in Default Need to Know
The Education Department plans to allow 7.5M borrowers in default back into repayment and good standing.
Aidvantage Customer Service: What It Can Do and How to Contact
Aidvantage is a federal student loan servicer that manages loans.
How Many Americans Have Student Loan Debt?
Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States carry student loan debt.