Federalism to the Rescue

Today, the Student Borrower Protection Center released new research developed as part of its Student Loan Justice Fellowship Program to help answer this question. The report, written by SBPC fellow Brian Shearer, builds a case for how states can oversee the nonbank companies at the center of the $1.6 trillion...

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Data Point: The Secret Price Tag of Student Debt

Research shows how the effects of student debt ripple across borrowers’ lives. However, little is currently known about how student debt affects borrowers’ experiences with other consumer financial products. Using novel consumer reporting agency data, a new report by the SBPC and the Credit Builders Alliance takes a first step...

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Suing Betsy DeVos to Stop Illegal Wage Garnishments

On April 30, Elizabeth Barber, a home health aide who continues to care for patients with disabilities throughout the COVID19 pandemic, sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for unlawfully garnishing her wages in violation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act).

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Private Student Lending Report

Our new report documents the rapid growth of the private student loan market and demonstrates why there is desperate need for accountability and reforms to protect the millions of borrowers whose lives are impacted by this market.

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Americans Need Stronger Protections During COVID-19 Crisis

With consumers across the country struggling to manage their finances, the SBPC, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG), and Consumer Action have released recommendations for how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can enhance its consumer complaint tool to protect borrowers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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