In September, the Department of Education released a new version of the “Borrower Defense to Repayment” rule that would make it virtually impossible for students cheated by their college to cancel their student loans. Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Susie Lee have introduced a Congressional Review Act challenge to repeal this rule and restore stronger student protections put in place in a 2016 rule. In response, 57 organizations released a letter supporting the Durbin-Lee efforts so that students who were fraudulently deceived or whose schools engaged in other illegal conduct can access relief from their student debts.
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Forced arbitration clauses deny private loan borrowers access to justice! A @CFPB study found arbitration clauses are extraordinarily prevalent and effectively squelch consumer claims. #EndForcedArbitration #ProtectBorrowers #DefendStudents #FAIRAct http://bit.ly/yu-test-sept19
We stand with Nicholas Wooldridge of @BlueStarFamily testifying today @usedgov, "We call on the Department of Education to ensure the strong implementation of the new law to close the 90-10 loophole and should not allow the weakening of these provisions." #defendstudents
We stand with Ashlynne Haycock of the @TAPSorg testifying today @usedgov, "We strongly encourage the Department of Education to include both Chapter 35 and Montgomery GI Bill benefits in the final calculation for 90/10." #defendstudents
Statement From Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Rich Cordray Regarding Loan Servicer Contracts http://ow.ly/2v2550Gykz8 via @usedgov For more on student loan servicing and how it affects borrowers, visit @NACAC https://bit.ly/3v3fcR1 #studentloans #DefendStudents
Student #Veteran Jonathan Banasihan powerfully expresses his support for the closure of the 90/10 loophole, "The institutions that target veterans, that market themselves on every base and on every media, do not act in good faith.” #defendstudents