Keeping America’s Promise

By Seth Frotman |

For years, advocates, law enforcement, and regulators have been sounding the alarm on the impending Public Service Loan Forgiveness crisis. Millions of dedicated public servants have devoted their careers to serving their communities, based on the promise of the PSLF program. But now, as the first cohort of eligible borrowers...

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It’s Time for More Cops on the Beat

By Seth Frotman |

For the past two years, this country has seen huge rollbacks of protections for consumers—from attacks on servicemembers’ rights to rules that protect borrowers of color from discrimination. Each time we think we’ve hit rock bottom and start believing that it can’t get any worse, the Trump Administration pulls out...

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What it means to be a student loan servicer: Guaranty Agency edition

Mike Pierce |

There has been a great deal of misinformation spread through state capitals about a special kind of private sector student loan company known as a "Guaranty Agency." Industry lobbyists have tried to convince lawmakers that these companies are not performing "student loan servicing" under the definition commonly included in state...

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The Predatory Underworld of Companies that Target Veterans for a Buck

Tariq Habash and Mike Saunders |

The recent law enforcement crackdown on for-profit colleges is well documented. These schools mislead students by promising a fast track to a brighter future and then loaded students up with mountains of debt for worthless degrees—a form of consumer fraud that stretches back for decades. But the public may be...

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Lawyers and Student Debt

Kate Sablosky Elengold |

Readers of this blog will not be surprised at the sheer number of Americans who are burdened by student debt—more than 44 million—or the jaw-dropping aggregate debt load that easily tops $1.4 trillion dollars. Nor will readers be surprised that borrowers are struggling under the weight of that debt. What...

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Demanding Justice in the Bluegrass State

Seth Frotman and Ben Carter |

Today, the Student Borrower Protection Center partnered with the Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC) to support Attorney General Beshear’s fight to protect student loan borrowers.

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A New Foundation of Scholarship to Protect Borrowers

By Dalié Jiménez, Jonathan Glater, and Stacey Tutt |

This week, we announced a new partnership between the University of California, Irvine School of Law and SBPC. Our project, the Student Loan Law Initiative, is a first-of-its kind collaboration between scholars and advocates to bring an end to the student debt crisis by creating a new foundation of legal...

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