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ISAC in the News

October 4, 2023 - ISAC’s Ana Moya discusses the President’s announcement of additional student loan debt relief, and which borrowers might benefit - Biden anuncia alivio de $9,000 millones a deuda estudiantil: te contamos quiénes se beneficiarán en Illinois

October 3, 2023 - Student loan due again? Here's what to know - For borrowers a little rusty after 3½ years of the payment freeze, help is available at studentaid.gov, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission's Lynne Baker said.

October 2, 2023 - The pandemic pause on student loan repayment has ended. ISAC’s Ana Moya discusses repayment options for students who are struggling to begin repayment of their loans - ¿No tienes presupuesto para pagar tu préstamo estudiantil? Te contamos qué opciones tienes

September 21, 2023 - ISAC’s Ana Moya discusses what students need to do to prepare for the return to repayment of student loans - Ana Moya informa lo que deben hacer los prestatarios en preparación para resumir los pagos de préstamos estudiantiles.

August 28, 2023 - State Officials Telling Illinois Residents to be Prepared for Student Loan Payments Restarting in October. - Ana Moya of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission says one option is the website studentaid.gov. She says the website can provide information such as one’s loan, the lender, interest rate, and if your contact information is up to date.

August 24, 2023 - ISAC’s Ana Moya discusses the Biden-Harris administration’s new SAVE student loan repayment program - ¿Tienes un préstamo estudiantil? Conoce los beneficios de ‘Save Plan’, el programa que te ayuda con los pagos

August 18, 2023 - More early childhood workers are attending colleges and university, report says - More early childhood workers in Illinois are pursuing higher education degrees — moving closer toward a goal set out by state officials two years ago, a new report found.

August 17, 2023 - Dreaming of college? There are two major questions you have to answer first - ISAC’s Lynne Baker talks with WBEZ about financial aid for college.

August 14, 2023 - Officials Offer Tips for Borrowers as Student Loan Repayments Resume - If borrowers are struggling to make the payments, they might not be aware that sometimes they can enroll in an income-driven repayment plan that might reduce their payments and make their payments more affordable, said Director of Communications at Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Lynne Baker.

August 8, 2023 - En octubre se reanudan los pagos de préstamos estudiantiles y esto es todo lo que debe saber - Ana Moya informa lo que deben hacer los prestatarios en preparación para resumir los pagos de préstamos estudiantiles.

ISAC’s Ana Moya discusses what students need to do to prepare for the return to repayment of student loans.

August 1, 2023 - Student loan payments resume this fall - ISAC’s Lynne Baker joins a panel discussion on student loans and the return to repayment

July 20, 2023 - Así puedes prepararte para retomar el pago de tu deuda estudiantil: habrá muchas alternativas - Ana Moya, especialista en desarrollo profesional, nos explica qué deben hacer quienes retomarán los pagos y nos aconseja no ignorar esta deuda por ningún motivo, ya que “puede afectar su crédito”.

July 5, 2023 - All you need to know about applying for FAFSA - ISAC’s Elizabeth Groves talking about why it’s so important to complete a FAFSA.

July 1, 2023 - Millones de personas en Illinois serán afectadas por anulación de perdón de deuda estudiantil - Ana Moya appeared on Telemundo on July 1, 2023 to discuss what's next for student loan borrowers after the U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking President Biden's student loan debt relief plan.

June 30, 2023 - Supreme Court shuts down Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan - The pause on student loan repayments is scheduled to end in October, and interest rates kick back in before then in September. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is now directing borrowers to the proper resources — both their website and the federal student loan website.

June 6, 2023 - Scholarship program helps those seeking degrees in early childhood education - On Tuesday, June 6, the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) said the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) has opened the 2023-24 application for the ECACE Scholarship, now with expanded eligibility for those pursuing or interested in pursuing a credential or degree in early childhood education.

January 4, 2023 - ECC addresses early childhood educator shortage with new scholarship - Elgin Community College is providing an Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators by encouraging the pursuit of credentials and advancement of already-held degrees in early childhood education to build a strong, well-prepared workforce.

January 3, 2023 - Illinois Framework Sets the PaCE for Other States’ CCR Efforts - Illinois’ Postsecondary and Career Expectations (PaCE) Framework is one such effort that “was developed…to provide guidance…on what types of experiences and information a student should have in order to make the most informed decisions about college and career planning, beginning in 8th grade and continuing through high school.”