Relief for Student Borrowers

These workarounds may help borrowers who are ill, whose school closed, or who have other college debt issues.

As college costs and student-loan interest rates continue to rise, many graduates and former students are struggling to repay their student loans. But new federal and state offerings are providing some borrowers in difficult situations with ways to avoid default.

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Kaitlin Pitsker
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Pitsker joined Kiplinger in the summer of 2012. Previously, she interned at the Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse, N.Y., and with Chronogram magazine in Kingston, N.Y. She holds a BS in magazine journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.