December 11, 2020
12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT
The Student Borrower Protection Center and Dēmos are hosting a virtual conference on student debt cancellation. The event will feature leading advocates, academics, and policymakers discussing how a future administration committed to supporting student loan borrowers can provide substantial, immediate debt relief for millions using existing authorities under the Higher Education Act. Participants will explore how to deliver promised relief to servicemembers, public servants, defrauded borrowers, and other vulnerable groups, as well as broad-based debt cancellation to support the nation’s economic recovery and end the student debt crisis for Black and brown borrowers.
The virtual conference will feature speakers from organizations including, Americans for Financial Reform, the Harvard Project on Predatory Lending, the National Consumer Law Center, the Student Borrower Protection Center, and Veterans Education Success.
This event is part of the Student Loan Law Initiative, a partnership between the Student Borrower Protection Center and the University of California, Irvine School of Law to develop a body of rigorous research around how to address the student loan crisis.