Latest Student Loan News

Now in Effect: Rules on Student Loan Relief for School Closures and Misconduct, and Limits on Forced Arbitration

This month, in a victory by and for student loan borrowers, a court ordered that the Department of Education had illegally delayed giving effect to an important rule from 2016 […]
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96 Out of 28,000 Borrowers Approved for Public Service Loan Forgiveness … What Does This Mean for Everyone Else?

It has been one year since student loan borrowers have been theoretically eligible to have their loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. And yet, out of […]
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Tell Betsy DeVos: Cheated Students Deserve Loan Refunds and Keep Big Business Out of Higher Ed

By Higher Ed Not Debt The Department of Education wants your opinion! Under the “borrower defense” rule, the federal government will give you loan relief if you were misled or […]
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Court Finds Policy Limiting Loan Relief to Corinthian Borrowers Illegal, Stops Loan Collection Until New Policy is Approved

By the Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, which is representing the plaintiffs in Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos. This post originally appeared […]
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Who is the Department of Education Looking Out For? Another Delay of Student Protections Follows a String of Actions Protecting Industry Profits Over Students

Today, the Department of Education announced that it does not plan to implement new rules designed to protect students in online degree programs from being taken advantage of by schools […]
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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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