Missoulian: Tester, Baucus introduce bill to give service members relief on student loan debt

Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus, D-Mont., agreed, and on Thursday they introduced their Service Member Student Loan Relief Act to help future veterans avoid similar situations.

Under current law, borrowers of student loans offered through the Department of Education who are called to active duty during wartime or a national emergency, can defer their payments.

The law also allows service members to defer payments for 180 days after the demobilization process – a point when the military operation officially concludes.