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#CancelStudentDebt State-by-State Fact Sheets

18 September 2020

Broad cancellation of student debt is good for the economy and should be considered as a tool for economic stimulus and recovery. Research shows that student debt cancellation can stimulate the macro-economy and boost GDP by billions of dollars, reduce the unemployment rate, and add up to 1.5 million new jobs. Alongside catalyzing economic growth, student loan cancellation will also positively change the trajectory of borrowers’ lives.

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DeVos’ Guts the Borrower Defense Rule, Making Justice for Defrauded Students More Difficult: What Our Partners and Allies Think

3 September 2019

In the latest attack by Sec. Betsy DeVos on the right for defrauded students to seek justice from their schools, the Department of Education announced its changes to the Borrower Defense rule. See what our allies and partners had to say.

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Fact Sheet: What to Know About the Gainful Employment Rule

20 August 2019

Our partners at TICAS detail the facts about the Gainful Employment Rule, and what this regulation means for the protection of students and student loan borrowers as they pursue quality, low-cost degrees.

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Another Way to Repay: Student Loan Forgiveness Under Income-Driven Repayment Plans

11 July 2019

This month is the 25th anniversary of the first income-driven repayment (IDR) plan, which means federal student loan borrowers may be eligible for forgiveness of their loans. If you want to know more about Income Driven Repayment Plans and how you might qualify, check out this post by our partners at the National Consumer Law Center.

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Senators Introduce PROTECT Act to Guard Students From Predatory Colleges: What Our Partners and Allies Think

26 March 2019

Thousands of students have been defrauded by the predatory practices of for-profit colleges. In response to this dangerous phenomena, Senators Durbin and Hassan have introduced the PROTECT Students Act. This legislation aims to protect students and and taxpayers from predatory practices of the for-profit college industry, and would hold them accountable when they engage in unfair, deceptive, and other fraudulent practices.

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