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Stamping Out Financial Discrimination: How New Legal Approaches Can Deliver Greater Accountability in the Student Loan Market & Beyond

This event hosted by the SBPC examined the impact of discrimination in the student loan market and how novel legal strategies to address it can be used to crack down on harmful and predatory practices across the consumer financial marketplace. For decades, gaps in the legal system have left broad swaths of the consumer finance […]
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Crisis on the Farm: How Student Debt is Impacting Rural Communities & Affecting Plans for a New Generation of Farmers

The Student Borrower Protection Center and the National Young Farmers Coalition hosted an event examining the effects student loan debt is having on farmers and rural communities and discussing what can be done to support these borrowers and the communities they live in.
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New York’s Student Debt Crisis: How Policymakers and Advocates are Partnering to Protect Borrowers

The Student Borrower Protection Center, Young Invincibles, Community Service Society, and New Yorkers for Responsible Lending hosted a virtual event on higher education and student debt in New York. The event will featured two panel discussions. In the first, state lawmakers highlighted legislation they are championing to tackle the student debt crisis in the state. […]
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How the Student Debt Crisis is Holding Back Small Businesses: Delivering Relief During COVID and Beyond

The Student Borrower Protection Center and Small Business Majority held a virtual event exploring how student debt is affecting small business owners and what actions can be taken to deliver relief and support this vital sector of our economy. Research Roundup: The Student Debt Crisis is a Crisis for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Prior to […]
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Delivering on Student Debt: Cancelling Student Debt on Day One and Beyond

The Student Borrower Protection Center and Demos hosted a virtual conference featuring student loan advocates, experts, and policymakers discussing how the Biden administration can take immediate action to deliver promised relief to servicemembers, public servants, defrauded borrowers, and other vulnerable groups. The conference keynote as well as all three panel discussions can be viewed below Keynote Massachusetts […]
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Student Loan Debt in Colorado: A Conversation with Attorney General Phil Weiser

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and members of his team joined SBPC Executive Director Seth Frotman for a conversation highlighting actions the Attorney General’s office is taking to crack down on predatory companies, the creation of the state’s new student loan ombudsperson, and what borrowers should know to manage their loans during COVID. Have questions […]
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Combatting the Student Debt Crisis: A Conversation with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined SBPC Executive Director Seth Frotman and UCLA Law Professor Jonathan Glater for a conversation on the future of student debt, what states are doing to protect borrowers, and actions Washington must take in 2021.  Have questions about managing student loans during COVID-19? Check out our borrower resource page SBPC […]
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Virtual Town Hall with Scranton, Pennsylvania Mayor Paige Cognetti

SBPC Executive Director Seth Frotman joined Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti’s weekly virtual town hall to discuss the student debt crisis, how cities are on the front lines in the fight to protect borrowers, and answer questions residents had about managing their student loans during COVID-19. Have questions about managing student loans during COVID-19? Check out […]
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Emerging Risks Virtual Conference Series

The SBPC’s virtual conference series convened advocates, legal experts, industry representatives, and state law enforcement officials for three panels to discuss the role of federal and state consumer law in protecting students in the marketplace for Income Share Agreements. Panel 1The Legal Landscape and Risks to Consumers This panel looks at the evolution of the […]
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Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Briefing

How COVID-19 Impacts Student Loans With Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro SBPC Executive Director Seth Frotman joined Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro for a segment of the, “General’s Briefing,” where they discussed the student debt crisis, options for borrowers trying to manage their student loans during COVID-19, and answered borrower questions. Have questions about managing […]
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