State Senator Will Haskell (D-Westport) cheered the announcement by Governor Ned Lamont that student loan borrowers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis have can access free financial advice and assistance. The State has partnered with Summer, a social enterprise that offers to help borrowers compare and enroll in dozens of loan assistance and forgiveness programs.
“We are experiencing a public health crisis and an economic crisis. My constituents who are out of work are having trouble keeping food on the table, let alone paying back their student loan bills,” said Sen. Haskell. “While the state has already taken steps including halting late fees and offering a pause on payments, this is a forward-thinking plan that expands on those strategies and gives student loan borrowers additional assistance during a challenging time.”