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H.R. 1899: Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 27, 2019.

Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act

This bill provides for the refinancing or deferral of certain federal student loans.

Specifically, the bill directs the Department of Education to establish a program to refinance the outstanding principal, interest, and late charges on federal student loans in order to give borrowers fixed interest rates equal to the 10-year Treasury note rate plus one percentage point. Further, the bill eliminates origination fees on the loans.

In addition, the bill allows borrowers in medical or dental internship or residency programs to defer student loan payments until the completion of their programs.