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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Supreme Court Student Debt Cancellation Cases: 4 Expert Takeaways
Here’s what student loan academics, legal experts and activists took away from the oral arguments in the high court.
Class of 2022 Missed Out on $3.6B in College Grants, Report Shows
2022 high school graduates left almost $3.6 billion in Pell Grants on the table by not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a new report found.
2023 Is Here — And Big Questions on Student Debt Still Loom
As 2023 unfolds, big questions remain around new repayment plans, debt cancellation, bankruptcy rules and more.
ECSI Customer Service: What It Can Do and How to Contact
Heartland ECSI manages federal Perkins student loans for the government.
Even With Payments Paused, Student Loan Borrowers Struggle
More student loan borrowers are falling behind on other bills, but one-time debt cancellation could help.
How Is a Student Loan Different From a Scholarship?
You don’t have to repay scholarship money, while student loan repayment comes with interest.
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.