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Student Loan Payments Restarting This Month? There May Be Free Pizza for You



Dominos is giving away $1 million in free pizza as student loan payments resume this month. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)
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Domino’s Pizza announced it would give away $1 million worth of free pizza as the student loan repayments resume this month.

Called the Emergency Pizzas for Students Loans, the pizza chain is offering a free medium two-topping pizza to people with student loan debt through Nov. 9.

“If you’re feeling the pain of having to pay off your student loan, we want to help in our own little way with free pizza,” the website states.

As of Oct. 25, $62,000 of the $1 million had already been claimed. The website says 4,200 codes for free pizza will be released daily.

“Student loan payments have resumed for millions of Americans, and we wanted to help in our own little way by using the power of pizza to do something nice for our customers,” said Kate Trumbull, Domino’s senior vice president and chief brand officer. “When life gives you loans, Domino’s gives you free pizza!”

Student Loans Payments Resume October

After being suspended in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, student loan payments were set to begin again in October.

Nationally, Americans have accrued $1.77 trillion in federal and private student loans as of Q2, 2023, according to finance company Lending Tree. That amount has grown 60% in the past 10  years. The majority comes from the federal government, which currently has $1.65 trillion in outstanding debt to 43.6 million borrowers.

In California, the average balance for a borrower stands at $40,945.

Edward Smith began reporting for GV Wire in May 2023. His reporting career began at Fresno City College, graduating with an associate degree in journalism. After leaving school he spent the next six years with The Business Journal, doing research for the publication as well as covering the restaurant industry. Soon after, he took on real estate and agriculture beats, winning multiple awards at the local, state and national level. You can contact Edward at 559-440-8372 or at

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