President Biden has extended the interest-free payment pause for most federal student loan borrowers through Sept. 30. But after that break ends, paying $0 may still be a necessity for some borrowers. You may be able to qualify for a $0 monthly payment at that point by enrolling in an income-driven repayment plan or suspending payments altogether via deferment or forbearance. An income-driven plan is usually the best choice because of benefits like potential loan forgiveness, but compare all your options if you’ll need longer-term relief. While you can’t switch repayment plans while payments are paused, you can figure out a strategy and prepare now.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say an avalanche killed four skiers and injured four others in a popular recreation area, making it one of the deadliest avalanches in Utah history. The Unified Police Department told local media that it was alerted to the avalanche about 11:40 a.m. Saturday after receiving a faint distress call from an avalanche beacon in Millcreek Canyon. The department says all eight skiers had avalanche beacons. The survivors were able to dig themselves out of the snow and ice, but their medical conditions are unknown at this time. The survivors were also able to locate and dig out the other four, but they had already died. read more