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    Got student loan forgiveness? How federal Public Service program works

    Some gleeful professionals are sharing their joy on social media after finding out a federal program has wiped out their student debt. A Kentucky doctor on Twitter said he reapplied for the public service loan forgiveness program after working a decade at a nonprofit organization and recently received notice that his medical school loans had been forgiven. “In shock,” wrote Dr. Lee Dossett. Dossett took advantage of a program that originally failed to fulfill its promise of offering student debt relief to thousands of public workers, including teachers, police officers and firefighters. President Joe Biden’s administration overhauled the Public  

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    Farm analyst program helps Kansas producers make financial decisions | Crops

    Kansas State University farm analyst LaVell Winsor is hailing a program in the Department of Agricultural Economics that has a long history of helping farm families review their finances and make a financial plan. The university’s Farm Analyst program offers one-on-one consultation, using active farmers, ranchers and extension agents who are trained as K-State Research and Extension analysts. The program has provided assistance to more than 1,000 farm families. “A lot of people will work with us now, when it’s better times financially, and we help them with their budgets to try to figure out how they’re going to manage  

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    Farm analyst program helps Kansas producers make financial decisions

    By Shelby Varner, K-State Research and Extension news  MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University farm analyst LaVell Winsor is hailing a program in the Department of Agricultural Economics that has a long history of helping farm families review their finances and make a financial plan.  The university’s Farm Analyst program offers one-on-one consultation, using active farmers, ranchers and extension agents who are trained as K-State Research and Extension analysts. The program has provided assistance to more than 1,000 farm families.  “A lot of people will work with us now, when it’s better times financially, and we help them with their  

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  • Business Management

    L-DHS to add business management program | Local News

    LEAD — Instead of learning about the ins and outs of running a business at the school of hard knocks upon graduation, Lead-Deadwood High School students will have the chance to learn a little right in their campus classrooms right now. “We’re pumped about it,” said School District Superintendent Dr. Erik Person. “Right now we’re proposing four core classes in the business program – an introduction to business, an accounting I, a marketing principals, and a business management class. As kind of a focal point of the business program, a key component is going to be a student-run store …  

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  • Insurance

    A Strategic Vision for Medicaid And The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    Protecting and strengthening Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a critical priority for the Biden-Harris Administration. Medicaid and CHIP provide essential health care coverage for over 80 million individuals and families, including low-income adults, over 40 percent of all children in the United States, older adults, and people with disabilities. Medicaid also covers 42 percent of all births in the nation. Two-thirds of these births are to Black, Hispanic, or American Indian/Alaskan Native people. In addition to providing coverage of physical health care, Medicaid is the largest payer for long term services and supports,  

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  • Loans

    ‘Landmark settlement’ reached in lawsuit over Public Servant Forgiveness Program

    One of America’s largest teacher’s unions and the Department of Education (ED) announced a settlement on a key loan forgiveness program used by public service workers. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) hailed the “landmark settlement” in the case of Weingarten v. DeVos — originally filed in July 2019 and titled after the AFT President Randi Weingarten and former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — as an agreement that will “hold the federal government accountable for its failure to manage the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.” The news comes a week after ED announced a series of major changes to the  

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    Who is eligible and how to apply under Biden’s overhauled relief program

    A federal program failed to fulfill its promise of offering student debt relief to thousands of public workers, including teachers, police officers and firefighters. Now, the government is trying to make it right. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced sweeping changes to its Public Service Loan Forgiveness program after thousands of borrowers applied for forgiveness, with nearly all of them being rejected by the federal government. After making a decade of payments, many found out that they had the wrong type of federal loan or repayment plan to be eligible for the program. Thousands have been straddled with  

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    Roswell businesswoman pleads guilty to bank fraud in connection with the Paycheck Protection Program | USAO-NDGA

    ATLANTA – Hunter VanPelt, a/k/a Hunter Lauren VanPelt, a/k/a Ellen Corkrum, a/k/a Ellen Yabba Kwame Corkrum, who defrauded the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) of more than $6 million, has pleaded guilty to a charge of bank fraud. “The Paycheck Protection Program helps businesses keep their workforces employed during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt Erskine.  “When these funds are diverted by fraud, such as in this case, workers and the businesses that employ them unfortunately suffer.” “VanPelt brazenly exploited this devastating national emergency for personal gain, and she is now being held accountable for her fraudulent conduct,” said  

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