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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New York State will begin accepting applications for the new 'Get On Your Feet' Loan Forgiveness Program on Thursday.

First announced as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015 Opportunity Agenda, the program offers up to 24 months of federal student loan debt relief to recent college graduates living in the state.

"Ensuring students are able pay for college and not saddled with debt is critical for both their individual success and the continued economic growth of New York State," Gov. Cuomo said. "With this program, we are telling recent graduates: if you invest in New York's future, we will invest in yours."

To qualify, applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from a college or university located in New York State in or after December 2014, have an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000, and be enrolled in the federal Income Based Repayment plan or Pay as You Earn plan. Recipients will have a maximum of 24 payments, equal to their monthly student loan repayment amount, paid on their behalf. Applications are accepted year round.

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  1. Yeah thanks.. my husband is disabled and has been on SSD for 20+ years.. YOU just started to take his student loan debt OUT of the SSD that we get from YOU. Thanks.. great Job.. way to "Get him on his Feet" ..he can barely walk, now you take Food out of his mouth for WHAT?

  2. What about those of us who are in massive school debt that we will likely pay forever while t r Ying to raise a FAMILY? Thanks for nothing as usual.


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