OGSLP Legislative Update

In-School Loan Consolidation Temporarily Authorized

Among other provisions, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA), signed by President Obama on March 30, 2010, eliminated the FFELP and made temporary changes to the conditions under which an eligible borrower may consolidate loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan. The loan consolidation provision only applies to applications received by the Department of Education (ED) on or after July 1, 2010 and before June 30, 2011.

To qualify for loan consolidation during in-school status, the borrower must:

  1. hold one or more loans from two or more of the following categories:
  2. not have entered repayment on one or more of the loans in any of the above categories.
  3. not consolidate any loans other than loans from the categories listed above.

Additional information about this temporary loan consolidation provision can be found in GEN-10-13 and on the IFAP site.

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