Wednesday, January 17

Washington, DC

How To Pay Off US Federal Student Loans for American Abroad 2024

This event has now passed. You can watch the recording for free by clicking here.

Are you an American abroad and not sure how to manage your US federal student loans now that the covid payment freeze has ended?

Join us for a Zoom webinar focused on US federal student loans and Americans abroad!

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17th from 3:00-4:00am EST (view your time zone)

Time Zones
12:00am Vancouver
3:00am New York
8:00am London
9:00am Paris
5:00pm Japan
7:00pm Sydney

WHERE: Zoom call

The suggested donation for this event is $15 general or a $7.50 discount for students, unemployed, or retired. $7.50 suggested donation for the recording only. Scroll down to RSVP.

The aim of this event is to clarify the options available to Americans abroad now that the payment freeze on federal student loans has ended and payments have resumed.

We will aim to cover questions such as:

  • What do I need to do now that student loan payments have resumed?
  • Can I still delay making payments?
  • How do I make payments on my federal student loans while living abroad?
  • How can I get my payments down?
  • Should I pay off my student loan?
  • What do I do if I've defaulted on my student loans?
  • What is the difference between taking the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion vs Foreign Tax Credit for my student loan payments?
  • How do I get the best exchange rate to transfer money back to the US to make payments?
  • Are there other options to get my student loan debt and payments down?

This event is for you if:

  • you think you have student loans, but you're not sure
  • you've defaulted on your student loans and don't know how to face it
  • you've lived abroad for a long time but don't know what your student loan options are now
  • you're concerned you can't afford to pay off your student loan, or
  • you already know a lot but you just want a straightforward answer for a specific issue

The federal student loan relief was only possible because Democrats were elected! Make sure you register to vote to elect Democrats in the critical 2024 elections by going to


  • Introductions (5 minutes)
  • Presentation (40 minutes)
  • Q&A (15 minutes)

Ticket proceeds go to Democrats Abroad, feel free to donate $20.24 to bump up your donation!

For those unable to attend the event, the webinar will be recorded and posted to YouTube after. Please RSVP at the bottom of this page anyway to get an email with the link to the recording afterwards.

Attendees are asked to please pre-submit any questions you have using this form by Monday, January 15th. The more questions we get in advance, the better we can prepare and shape the program around the things you want to learn about the most!

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Sign up to attend the other events in the Democrats Abroad 2024 Tax Webinar Series

  • Jan 10 - How To Survive Tax Day As An American Abroad RSVP here
  • Jan 17 - Federal Student Loans For Americans Abroad RSVP here
  • Jan 24 - How To Invest For Americans Abroad & Dual Citizens RSVP here
  • Jan 31 - How To Catch Up On Filing US Taxes From Abroad RSVP here

The fine print:

  • No refunds are available.
  • We can't guarantee we will be able to answer all questions submitted before, during, or after the event, but we will try to answer as many questions as possible.

Note: No tax professionals will be speaking at this webinar. If you have questions specific to your circumstances, please seek the advice of a qualified professional.

Please click here to add yourself to the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force mailing list to keep up to date with the actions and upcoming events.

Disclaimer: Democrats Abroad cannot provide individual tax advice. We are not tax lawyers, accountants or advisers. Please consult a professional tax adviser/accountant/return preparer when addressing your personal tax matters.

We recommend the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find a service provider who meets your needs and budget, though buyers need always beware. Democrats Abroad suggests Americans abroad in need of tax advice consult the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services:


Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 03:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time


Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force
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