The Department of Education (ED) on August 6 announced it will extend the pause on student loan payment and interest accrual past its September expiration date. The pause on payments will now be in place through Jan. 31, 2022. ED in their announcement referred to the new end date of the benefit as the “final” extension of the payment pause, which has been in effect since the onset of the pandemic. Questions on how this affects you? Feel free to contact the Financial Aid Department with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.