“Today I went through my paperwork, called Great Lakes, and they approved my refund of $10k!!!” wrote one user named Caitlyn Bidwell on Twitter on Monday. “If you paid back/paid off federal student loans since March 13th, 2020, it’s SO worth the call.”
Another user wrote: “Wait I paid off my student loans during the pandemic pause… Like 14k… Is it true that I can really get a 10k refund and apply for loan forgiveness??? Pinch me.”
Twitter user Charlotte West said she received a refund from her servicer for the payments she made during the pandemic even though her loan was already paid off when she requested the refund.