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Department of Education Announces New Round of Negotiated Rulemaking

On May 5, 2011, the Department of Education announced that it will soon be holding a new round of negotiated rulemaking sessions.   The Department also announced three public hearings for interested […]
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Still No Relief for Private Student Loan Borrowers

We wrote a report in 2009 about the lack of relief for financially distressed private student loan borrowers.  Unfortunately, we have seen little progress in the  past few years and […]
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End Draconian Student Loan Collection Policies

A recent report released by the Institute of Higher Education Policy found that for every federal student loan borrower that defaults, at least two others become delinquent without default. Access […]
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Denying the Rights of Low-Income Borrowers

Imagine this scenario–Congress passes a new tax deduction that primarily benefits middle income Americans and the I.R.S. decides not to provide the benefit because their staff can’t figure out how […]
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Listening to For-Profit School Students

Student voices are rarely heard in the debate over for-profit education.   As representatives for borrowers, we do our best to pass on their experiences, but we are generally drowned out […]
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Fairness for Disabled Student Loan Borrowers

ProPublica and the Center for Public Integrity published an investigation this week of problems with the Department of Education’s disability discharge process.  Unfortunately, we were not surprised by the findings.  We […]
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The Real Cost of Student Loan Defaults

The debate about the costs of defaulted federal student loans has taken a very troubling turn.  Confusing budget numbers seem to show that the government actually recovers more than it […]
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Looking Back at 2010 (Part 2)

Our clients and others like them have been the targets of proprietary school abuses for many years.  Starting last year, the Obama Administration and Congress started paying more attention to […]
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Looking Back at 2010 (Part 1)

It is almost the end of yet another year, a very important year in the student loan world.  During this December time of reflection, we include below noteworthy articles and blogs […]
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