Existing Student Debt

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.

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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.

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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.

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Student Loan Borrowers Fall Prey to Widespread Industry Abuses, Nationwide Analysis of Consumer Complaints Finds

13 December 2018

A new report by the Student Borrower Protection Center takes a look at complaints by more than 13,000 student loan borrowers in the 2018, revealing the scope of problems within the student loan industry, and the degree to which people are struggling with the repayment process.

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The Lawsuits Challenging DeVos’ Anti-Student Higher Education Agenda

10 October 2018

A coalition of advocacy groups, civil rights organizations, and state attorneys general have pushed back against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her attempts to eliminate vital regulations protecting student loan borrowers. Sara Garcia, a policy analyst for the Center for American Progress, identifies and discusses certain cases under review in the areas of federal student loan servicing and borrower protection.

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