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Creating a Fair Disability Discharge Process

We highly recommend Pro Publica’s latest article on student loan disability discharges.  In this article, Sasha Chavkin asked the Department of Education to clarify its position on the most critical […]
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The Costs of Draconian Student Loan Collection

The Department of Education has unprecedented powers to collect defaulted student loans.  The agency can take tax refunds (even earned income tax credits), garnish wages without first getting judgments, and […]
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Reverse Redlining, Discrimination, and For-Profit Education

Redlining is the practice of denying credit to particular neighborhoods on a discriminatory basis.  The flip side is reverse redlining, the practice of targeting these same communities or protected classes […]
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Student Loan Debt and Low-Income Borrowers

Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project Director Deanne Loonin recently spoke about student loan issues with Isaac Bowers, senior program manager at Equal Justice Works. Here is an excerpt from that interview: “Student […]
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Don’t Count on Accurate Information about Student Loans and Bankruptcy

Megan McArdle’s recent article, “Don’t Count on Settling Those Student Loans” includes some helpful advice for student loan borrowers.  She is right on that it is very difficult to settle […]
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The Consequences of Student Loan Defaults

Deanne Loonin, Director of NCLC’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, spoke on a panel this week at the annual conference of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.  Here […]
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Holding the For-Profit Education Sector Accountable

As more and more problems with for-profit schools come to light, the states have joined the effort to increase oversight and hold schools accountable.  A number of state Attorney General […]
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Important Recommendations for Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking

We wrote in a previous post about key comments submitted to the Department of Education for the upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions.  Many groups raised important issues.  NCLC’s testimony focused on […]
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Recommendations and Comments for Department of Education Rulemaking

We submitted these comments to the Department of Education last week.  We will write a number of articles the next few weeks with more details about key proposals. Our recommendations […]
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