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Student loan deadline Monday could help some borrowers save thousands

“Those are the people I see the most [who say] I haven’t paid attention to this because I was told years ago I didn’t qualify,” said Betsy Mayotte, president and founder of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors or TISLA, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit which provides free, impartial student loan advice. “The biggest one so far had almost half-a-million dollars forgiven.”