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Seven Reasons Borrowers Want Sec. DeVos to Fire, Not Hire Navient

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25 May 2017

The Department of Education should act in the interest of borrowers and fire Navient. Their multi-million dollar contract deserves to go to servicers that believe they have an obligation to work in the best interest of borrowers.

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Trump’s Budget Is a Cynical Attack on College Students and Borrowers

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., May 2017.

19 May 2017

It’s one thing to claim to “love the poorly educated,” as President Donald Trump once declared. It’s another to re-engineer American society to become much more poorly educated. But that’s exactly what the Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal attempts to do.

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Trump and DeVos Want to Rob Pell, Kill Student Loan Forgiveness Program

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18 May 2017

This is an emergency. Donald Trump’s first full budget for the Department of Education was just leaked, and if Congress were to pass it, it would be a disaster for students and loan borrowers.

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The Trump Administration’s Lousy Gifts to Grads

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17 May 2017

On Saturday, President Donald Trump delivered a commencement address before thousands of graduates at Liberty University in Virginia. While the speech provided those in caps and gowns with words of encouragement, when it comes to actions during the first 100 days, the only well wishes this administration is sending are to companies and schools that take advantage of students.

Here are six “gifts” the Trump administration has given current, former and future students during its first few months in office.

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Filling the Void: New CFPB Collection Could Help Protect Student Loan Borrowers

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26 April 2017

On April 24, the Center for American Progress submitted a letter to the CFPB expressing support for the new data collection as a necessary step to identify barriers to successful loan repayment and to improve outcomes for all student loan borrowers—especially those at greatest risk of default. In particular, the letter highlights the importance of the following parts of the proposed data collection.

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