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Help Keep Income-Driven Student Loan Payments Affordable!

For student loan borrowers struggling to repay their loans, income-driven repayment plans are a lifeline that helps millions of people stay out of default. There are several income-driven repayment plans: […]
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Tax on Death and Disability Discharges Is Gone … For Now

Student loan borrowers who apply to have their loans canceled due to their disability or the death of their child can worry about one less thing: possible tax consequences. When […]
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Earned Income Tax Credits Seized from Struggling Student Loan Borrowers

Defaulted student loan borrowers planning to file their taxes should know that any refund they were expecting will likely wind up at the Department of Education (ED) instead of their […]
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ED Turns 325,000 Student Loan Borrowers Over to Debt Collectors It Fired for Breaking the Law

With nearly a quarter of federal student loan borrowers in default, borrowers need a system that will help them to successfully repay their loans. Unfortunately, the Department of Education continues […]
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Relief in Sight for Defrauded Wilfred Student Borrowers

By Jane Greengold Stevens and Danielle Tarantolo, Co-Directors of Special Litigation Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group This post originally appeared on http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59a870f5e4b0d0c16bb523c2 and http://nylag.org/blog/2017/08/relief-in-sight-for-defrauded-student-borrowers. Former students who attended the “Wilfred Beauty Academy” […]
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Scammers Cost Student Loan Borrowers Millions of Dollars

Many of the 44 million borrowers are struggling to repay their more than $1.4 trillion in student loan debt in the United States. The options for federal student loan borrowers […]
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Student Loan Management When Disaster Strikes

By Adam S. Minsky, Esq., Law Office of Adam S. Minsky, Boston, Massachusetts This post originally appeared on http://bostonstudentloanlawyer.com/student-loan-management-disaster-strikes/. It’s a scary time for millions of Americans right now. Much […]
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Education Should Not Rush Into Another Failing Debt Collection Contract

According to Politico, late Monday night, the Department of Education told a federal appeals court that a court order blocking its ability to send any newly defaulted student loan borrowers […]
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Important Student Protections Now at Risk: Department of Education Announces Rewrite of Brand-New Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment Rules

As recently as this April, we explained that Congress chose not to roll back the important protections for defrauded student loan borrowers provided by the Department of Education’s borrower defense […]
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