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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.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, Partners

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.

Blog, For-Profit Programs, Partners

The Dark Side of Payroll Withholding to Repay Student Loans

21 February 2019

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and others have proposed a program that would create mandatory automatic deductions from people’s paychecks to repay their student loans. Our partners at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) argue why forcing borrowers to pay their student loans by withholding their full paychecks does more harm to them than good.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, Partners

Supporting Students of Color and Addressing Racial Disparities in Higher Education: What Our Partners and Allies Think

19 February 2019

While education is considered the great equalizer in society, the costs of college and the burdens of student debt are particularly great for students of color. For these students and their the educational and economic success, it is a very unequal playing-field. Our partners identify some of the leading factors contributing to this inequality, and give Members of Congress their recommendations to fix these problems.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Existing Student Debt, For-Profit Programs, Free Community College, Partners, Wall Street's Role in Education

Student Loan Borrowers Drowning in Debt Need Bold Solutions From Lawmakers

8 January 2019

Student loan borrowers like Melissa are demanding action from lawmakers to address key parts of our student debt crisis. The stories of borrowers make the case for why we need accountability for predatory of student loan companies, and why loan forgiveness programs are necessary to help everyone dealing with student debt.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Existing Student Debt, Wall Street's Role in Education

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