The public charge rule, a test for immigrants coming to the US and for some immigrants in the US who are applying for a green card for the first time, is now in effect.

To learn more, see our Public Charge Section.

Financial Aid and Student Loans

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Most families face debt at some time or another. Losing a job, losing public assistance benefits, sudden medical bills, or divorce can push a family into debt. There are many ways creditors can try to collect debts. Two of the most common…
Source: Education for Justice

Helpful Websites

Paying for College - guide from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Author: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Tools and resources to help you future and current students assess financial aid and loan options, and for those with student loans to understand repayment. 

Go to the website: Paying for College - CFPB
Student Loan Handbook
Author: Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Information about managing student loans, rights, and responsibilities of loan recipients.

Q & A

Source: Senior Legal Line - Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota