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Protecting Vulnerable Student Loan Borrowers in the Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

The ‘‘Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’’ or the ‘‘CARES Act’’ provided much-needed relief to some federal student loan borrowers in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The package, […]
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What the CARES Act Means for Repayment of Federal Student Loans

UPDATE (June 4, 2020): The Department of Education has provided more information about implementation of the CARES Act.  Updates are provided in the text below. **************************** On Friday, March 27th, […]
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Making Sense of Federal Student Loan Repayment Relief During COVID-19

Update: On March, 27th,  Congress passed and the President signed into law the “CARES Act,”  emergency legislation providing. More recent information regarding COVID-19 relief for student loan borrowers can be […]
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Student Loan Cancellation is a Critical COVID-19 Equity Issue

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking financial havoc on millions of student loan borrowers.  Debt cancellation is the best way to protect them now and ensure that they recover along with […]
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Repaying Student Loans Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

As concerns continue to grow about the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19), policymakers must act to protect those who are most economically vulnerable and to empower them with the […]
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More Dream Center Students Can Now Get Closed School Discharges

By: Senya Merchant and Alex Elson of the National Student Legal Defense Network (Student Defense) This post originally appeared as an article on defendstudents.org and has been edited into a […]
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ICYMI: Fighting for Borrowers’ Rights in Big Sky Country

By Persis Yu and Seth Frotman Right before the holidays, Montana Legal Services Association, National Consumer Law Center, and the Student Borrower Protection Center filed an amicus brief to support Montanans […]
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Hope for Defaulted Student Loan Borrowers Counting on the Earned Income Tax Credit

Defaulted student loan borrowers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and/or the Child Tax Credit (CTC) now have a new glimmer of hope. Late last week, Representative […]
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DeVos’s unfinished business — student debt relief for 200,000 borrowers with disabilities

‘The injustice of the federal government withholding disability benefits for people who it knows are totally and permanently disabled and entitled to debt relief is hard to comprehend.’ by Alex […]
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