Student Loans and COVID-19
The federal government has passed the CARES Act which includes relief and protections for federal student loan borrowers during this time. Protections include no interest being assessed as well as the option to temporarily halt payments through an administrative forbearance.
Detailed information for borrowers can be found here: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus#borrower-questions. We expect this site to be updated soon with guidance stemming from the newly passed CARES Act. Also, contact your student loan servicer if you have specific questions about your account. We encourage you to visit them online right now as call centers are experiencing heavy volume.