Why Borrowers Matter, State by State

The Student Borrower Protection Center |

Today we are releasing a snapshot of state-by-state statistics on student loan debt. This data should be front and center as policymakers consider actions to protect Americans from the economic effects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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One More Way States Can Step Up as Betsy DeVos Rolls Back Legal Protections

Tariq Habash |

For-profit schools have a long track record of engaging in fraudulent and deceptive tactics to entice vulnerable students to enroll—often charging significantly more than their nonprofit counterparts. Once enrolled, many of these students are pressured into taking out high-cost loans for what are often worthless degrees.

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Fighting for Borrowers’ Rights in Big Sky Country

Persis Yu and Seth Frotman |

For too long, the student loan industry has sought to sell judges on exotic legal theories to absolve these companies of the consequences of their abuses and deny borrowers their day in court. Today’s amicus brief, co-authored with Montana Legal Services and National Consumer Law Center, is the most recent...

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Supporting States in the Fight to Protect Borrowers

Walter Suskind |

States are on the front lines of the student debt crisis. State legislators and policymakers are among the first to hear stories of struggling borrowers, learn about industry abuses, and spot problems and trends in communities. Many states are also playing a critical role in overseeing student loan companies and...

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