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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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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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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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