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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American Education Services Customer Service: What It Can Do and How to Contact
American Education Services manages FFELP loans for the federal government.
Edfinancial Services Customer Service: What It Can Do and How to Contact
Edfinancial is a federal student loan servicer that manages loans.
OSLA Customer Service: What It Can Do and How to Contact
OSLA is a federal student loan servicer that will manage loans until its government contract expires in December 2024.
GSMR No Longer Servicing Federal Student Loans
GSMR was one of the federal student loan servicers that managed loans.
CornerStone No Longer Servicing Federal Student Loans
CornerStone was one of the federal student loan servicers that managed loans.
How to Pay for College: 8 Tips
To pay for college, submit the FAFSA to access grants, scholarships and work-study before taking out student loans.
What is EFC, or Expected Family Contribution?
The Expected Family Contribution, which will soon be replaced by the Student Aid Index, helps determine how much college financial aid you qualify for.
How to Change Student Loan Servicers
You can change student loan servicers only when you consolidate your loans or apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
How to Get Student Loan Help
Most student loan borrowers can get the help they need for free from servicers or at studentaid.gov.
Current Student Loan Interest Rates and How They Work
The current federal student loan interest rate for undergraduates is 4.99% for new loans taken out in the 2022-23 school year.
Student Loan Default: What It Is and How to Recover
Borrowers can get federal student loans out of default with options like loan rehabilitation, consolidation and the Fresh Start program.
How Borrower Defense to Repayment Works
Borrowers defrauded by their schools may seek loan forgiveness through borrower defense to repayment.
Nelnet Customer Service: What It Can Do and How to Contact
Nelnet is a federal student loan servicer that manages loans and borrower payments.
How to Get Forgiveness for Your Perkins Loans
Perkins loan holders who work in a public service position are eligible to have their student debt forgiven.