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NexGen Student Loan Servicing: What You Need To Know
The next generation of federal student loan servicing is scheduled to debut in 2019.
United States
30 Nov 2018
2
Taking Stock Of Virginia's Newly-Created Office Of The Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman
As designed and envisioned, student loan ombudsmen are government officials tasked with helping borrowers struggling with repaying their student loans.
United States
25 Jun 2018
3
The Short And Active Life Of The CFPB's Doomed Office Of Students And Young Consumers
In mid-May 2018, per multiple reports, John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced plans to fold the CFPB's Office of Students...
United States
13 Jun 2018
4
What (Some) Employers And (Some) Schools Are Doing To Help Mitigate The Nation's Student Loan Problem
As the student loan total keeps climbing and Congress keeps debating what to do, advice from all corners keeps bombarding the nation's desperate borrowers. Some tout the use of crowdfunding via sites ...
United States
12 Jun 2018
5
Latest Student Loan Data Paint A Grim Picture
On March 31, 2018 the United States crossed a milestone. As of that date, Americans' student loan debt topped $1.5 trillion, exceeding the share of consumer debt held by auto loans ($1.1 trillion) ...
United States
7 Jun 2018
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DOE Plans To Stop Using Private Debt Collectors
As disclosed in a notification filed on May 3, in FMS Investment Corp. v. United States ("the Notice"), the Department of Education ("DOE") will soon stop using private debt collectors to handle overdue student loan payments.
United States
7 Jun 2018
7
Another Win: ACICS Preserves Its Accreditation
Even before it succeeded in finally quashing a civil investigative demand ("CID") issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on April 21, 2017 ...
United States
6 Jun 2018
8
State Roundup: Legislators Signal Readiness To Reconsider Or Repeal Laws Allowing For Revocation Of Professional Licenses Due To Borrowers' Student Loan Defaults
In the fall of 2017, the New York Times documented the existence of laws in nineteen jurisdictions which allow for the revocation of government-issued professional licenses if a holder defaults on a student loan.
United States
8 May 2018
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Report Finds Housing Crisis May Have Turbocharged Student Loan Crisis
In a still-incomplete provocative piece whose conclusions were presented at this year's American Economic Association ("AEA") meeting in Philadelphia in January 2018 and highlighted...
United States
25 Apr 2018
10
Seventh Circuit Rejects Use Of Safe Harbor Language With Variable Amount Of Debt
In a recent ruling, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs stated a viable claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act by alleging that a collection letter which included the safe harbour...
United States
18 Apr 2018
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Student Borrowers Risk Default By Investing In Cryptocurrencies
According to numerous financial metrics, cryptocurrencies constituted one of the hottest investments of 2017, especially for young Americans.
United States
4 Apr 2018
12
Risk-Sharing Student Loan Model Gains Some Favorable Attention From Senate And President
As newspaper articles, academic studies, and politicians' speeches have repeated, statistics suggest that a student loan crisis may be building.
United States
3 Apr 2018
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Many States Can Revoke Professional And Other Licenses As Means Of Collecting Unpaid Student Loans
As of March 23, at least 19 states hold or revoke the state-issued licenses of teachers and/or other professionals if the borrower is in default on their student loans.
United States
27 Mar 2018
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Servicers Challenge D.C.'s "Borrower's Bill Of Rights"
In particular, states point to their historic role in regulating the field of consumer protection.
United States
27 Mar 2018
15
What The Budget Deal Passed By Congress Actually Does: Student Loan Edition
•The budget increases the Pell Grant award by $175 per student, bringing maximum Pell Grants up to $6,095 from $5,920.
United States
26 Mar 2018
16
IRS's Latest Predilection: Seizing Earned Income Tax Credit To Collect On Outstanding Student Loan Debts
In general, the federal government provides student loans to qualified Americans regardless of their credit history. To facilitate repayment and avoid borrower default ...
United States
22 Mar 2018
17
Taking Stock Of Washington State's New Student Education Loan Bill Of Rights
On March 14, Governor Jay Inslee of Washington signed the Washington Student Education Loan Bill of Rights. This law had been in the works since 2017 when a report ...
United States
22 Mar 2018
18
In Departure From Obama Administration, DOE To Grant Only Partial Student Debt Relief For Corinthian Alumni
In early March, the Department of Education, led by Secretary Elizabeth Dee DeVos, began informing some former students at campuses once owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
United States
22 Mar 2018
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Surrendering Social Security For The Sake Of Student Debt Reduction: The Glacial Progress Of The Student Security Act Of 2017
Introduced in the House of Representatives on December 7, 2017, by Rep. Thomas A. Garret, Jr. (R-Va.), the Student Security Act of 2017 aims to provide loan forgiveness ...
United States
22 Mar 2018
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Another Bill Aimed At Reducing Student Loan Debt Is Introduced In Senate: America's College Promise Act Of 2018
A companion to a bill sponsored by Rep. Robert Scott (D-Va.), America's College Promise Act, or "ACPA", introduced in the United States Senate on March 1, strives ...
United States
22 Mar 2018
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