Here’s How To Qualify For NY’s Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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Recent New York college graduates can get some help paying back loans with the state's new program.

Recent college grads in New York can now get some help paying off their loans with the state’s new student loan forgiveness program.

There are quite a few boxes you have to check to be part of the program. You have to be a year or less out of school, with a degree from a New York institution. Resident of New York, with an in-state high school diploma. The loan has to use one of the federal government’s income-based repayment plans. If you’re employed, your primary work location has to be in-state. Finally, you have to be up on all loan payments, with an income less than 50,000 dollars a year.

Still there? If that does sound like you, the program is a pretty sweet deal. New York state will cover the federal monthly plan payments for the first two years after graduation. Graduates can apply online on the state’s Higher Education Services Corporation website. The program opened Thursday, and applications are accepted year-round.

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