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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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12:00 AM UTC

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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10:00 AM EDT – 11:00 AM EDT

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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3:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT

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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11:00 AM EDT

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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12:00 PM EST

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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2:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST

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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12:00 PM EDT – 2:00 PM EDT

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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2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

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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3:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT

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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2:30 PM EDT – 3:30 PM EDT

Servicemembers, Veterans, & Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The SBPC and Veterans Education Success (VES) held a webinar highlighting what veterans, servicemembers and their families need to know about managing their student loans, information on accessing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and to learn about getting involved in a campaign to restore the promise of PSLF. For the first time ever, […]
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7:00 PM EDT – 8:00 PM EDT

Protecting America’s Frontline Workers: A Borrower Town Hall on Public Service & Debt Relief

The Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) and Student Debt Crisis Center (SDCC) hosted a town hall event highlighting the experiences and struggles of public service workers’ accessing promised student loan forgiveness and why the Biden administration must take bold action to fix the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The event included remarks from […]
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6:00 PM EDT – 7:00 PM EDT

Social Workers & Public Service Loan Forgiveness

The Student Borrower Protection Center, and the National Association of Social Workers hosted a webinar highlighting what social workers need to know about managing their student loans, information on accessing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and ways to get involved in a campaign to restore the promise of PSLF. For the first time […]
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4:00 PM EDT – 5:00 PM EDT

What Adjunct and Contingent Faculty Need to Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Managing Their Student Loans

Join the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC), the American Federation of Teachers, and the American Association of University Professors for a webinar highlighting what adjunct and contingent faculty need to know about managing their student loans, information on accessing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and to learn about getting involved in a campaign […]
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7:00 PM EDT – 8:00 PM EDT

What Latino Student Loan Borrowers Need to Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Join the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) and UnidosUS for a webinar highlighting what Latino student loan borrowers need to know about managing their student loans, information on accessing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, and to learn about getting involved in a campaign to restore the promise of PSLF. The webinar will feature […]
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12:30 PM EDT – 1:30 PM EDT

What Does The Future of Income-Driven Repayment Look Like?

Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) was meant to offer millions of federal student loan borrowers a pathway out from under historic levels of student debt. Unfortunately, IDR’s track record of success in making student loans affordable and time-limited is mixed. A growing body of analysis points to significant problems with the implementation and current design of IDR, […]
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1:00 PM EST – 2:30 PM EST

Delivering on Debt Relief: Scoring the Biden Administration’s Progress and Building a Roadmap for 2022

### The Student Loan Law Initiative, a joint project of the Student Borrower Protection Center and the University of California, Irvine School of Law, a hosted a virtual event examining the Biden administration’s work to address the student debt crisis, lessons learned from various debt relief measures, and what must be done to stand up for […]
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12:00 PM EST – 1:30 PM EST

Cooperative Federalism: Critical Action for States to Tackle the Student Debt Crisis in 2022

The SBPC is hosting an event looking at what state legislators, regulators, enforcement officials, and advocates must do to tackle the most pressing consumer protection issues facing student loan borrowers and help advance changes to fix our fundamentally broken student loan system. Student loan borrowers are at a breaking point. 45 million borrowers collectively owe […]
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6:00 PM EST – 7:00 PM EST

Accessing Public Service Loan Forgiveness: What Borrowers Need to Know

The Department of Education recently announced an overhaul of the PSLF program designed to allow millions of public service workers who have been struggling under the weight of student loan debt a path to relief. In short, borrowers who were previously ineligible because they had the wrong loan, were making payments on the wrong payment […]
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12:00 PM PDT – 1:00 PM PDT

Understanding Student Loan Repayment in 2022

Join the SBPC for an event on Understanding Student Loan Repayment in 2022 Most students borrow money to help pay for their college education. Usually this means taking out federal student loans. By the time they graduate, the average Oregon student loan borrower owes over $38,000.  In 2022, Oregonians have more than $20.5 billion dollars […]
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12:00 PM EDT – 1:00 PM EDT

Accessing Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Join us and Veterans Education Success for a Webinar on Accessing PSLF The Department of Education recently announced an overhaul of the PSLF program designed to allow millions of public service workers who have been struggling under the weight of student loan debt a path to relief. In short, borrowers who were previously ineligible because […]
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Beyond Fresh Start: A three-part virtual panel series on student debt collection.
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1:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Panel Series: Beyond Fresh Start – Part 2

Solutions to Address Student Loan Default and Collections In April, the White House announced the Department of Education is taking steps to give a fresh start to millions of struggling borrowers who are currently in default on federal student loans, protecting them from the harsh consequences of default if payments resume in the future. For […]
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Beyond Fresh Start: A three-part virtual panel series on student debt collection.
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1:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

Panel Series: Beyond Fresh Start – Part 3

The Role of States in Reforming Our Broken Student Loan Collection Systems In April, the White House announced the Department of Education is taking steps to give a fresh start to millions of struggling borrowers who are currently in default on federal student loans, protecting them from the harsh consequences of default if payments resume […]
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SBPC & NCLC CONFERENCE What Happens Next: Ending The Student Debt Crisis.
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All-day

Conference: What Happens Next If Student Debt Is ‘Cancelled’?

Student Borrower Protection Center & National Consumer Law Center will host a free two-day closed-door conference in downtown Washington, D.C. on September 13 & 14, convening key stakeholders from government, advocacy, and academia to reflect on our recent policy successes and to strategize on how to build a future without student debt or borrower exploitation. […]
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12:00 PM EDT – 1:00 PM EDT

Accessing Public Service Loan Forgiveness

On Thursday, September 22nd at 12 pm ET, join the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) for a webinar highlighting updates to the PSLF program, guidance on how to navigate the new process, and an opportunity to ask questions about accessing debt relief. Last fall, the Department of Education announced an overhaul of the PSLF program […]
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12:30 PM EDT – 1:30 PM EDT

Navigating Student Debt Relief for FFELP Borrowers

Join us for a Webinar on Navigating Student Debt Relief for FFELP Borrowers Do you have Federal Family Education Loans Program (FFELP) loans? Navigating all of the recent changes to the student loan system can be particularly confusing for FFELP borrowers, and the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) is here to help. Come to our […]
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5:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT

Accessing President Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation

Join us for a webinar on Accessing President Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation At the end of August, President Biden announced that the Department of Education will be cancelling up to $20,000 of student debt for people who used a Pell Grant to pay for college and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for all other […]
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6:00 PM PDT – 7:00 PM PDT

Accessing President Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation

Join us for a webinar on Accessing President Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation At the end of August, President Biden announced that the Department of Education will be cancelling up to $20,000 of student debt for people who used a Pell Grant to pay for college and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for all other […]
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5:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT

Navigating Student Debt Relief for FFELP Borrowers

Join us for a Webinar on Navigating Student Debt Relief for FFELP Borrowers Do you have Federal Family Education Loans Program (FFELP) loans? Navigating all of the recent changes to the student loan system can be particularly confusing for FFELP borrowers, and the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) is here to help. Come to our […]
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12:00 PM EST – 1:00 PM EST

Accessing President Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation

Join us for a webinar on Accessing President Biden’s Student Debt Cancellation At the end of August, President Biden announced that the Department of Education will be cancelling up to $20,000 of student debt for people who used a Pell Grant to pay for college and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation for all other […]
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5:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST

Paths to Student Debt Cancellation

Join us for a webinar on Paths to Student Debt Cancellation Would you like to learn about opportunities to get your student debt cancelled? Join the Student Borrower Protection Center to learn more about different pathways to cancellation of student debt including: the Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) Account Adjustment, Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), and President […]
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12:00 PM EST – 1:00 PM EST

Navigating Debt Relief for FFELP Borrowers

Do you have Federal Family Education Loans Program (FFELP) loans? Navigating all of the recent changes to the student loan system can be particularly confusing for FFELP borrowers—but we’re here to help. This webinar reviews the different courses of action for debt relief that borrowers with FFELP Loans can take advantage of, including the debt […]
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5:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST

Navigating Debt Relief for FFELP Borrowers

Do you have Federal Family Education Loans Program (FFELP) loans? Navigating all of the recent changes to the student loan system can be particularly confusing for FFELP borrowers—but we’re here to help. This webinar reviews the different courses of action for debt relief that borrowers with FFELP Loans can take advantage of, including the debt […]
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5:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT

The Future of Student Debt Cancellation

On Wednesday, July 12 at 5 PM ET the Student Borrower Protection Center, Young Invincibles, Student Debt Crisis Center, NAACP Youth and College, and the National Consumer Law Center will co-host a virtual briefing to discuss the recent unjust U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking President Biden’s student debt relief plan and the impact it will […]
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12:00 PM EDT – 1:00 PM EDT

What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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5:00 PM EDT – 6:00 PM EDT

What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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12:00 PM EST – 1:00 PM EST

What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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STUDENT BORROWER PROTECTION CENTER, TOWARDS JUSTICE, AND THE UC STUDENT LOAN LAW INITIATIVE INVITE YOU TO JOIN: A CONVENING ON WORKERS, TRAPS, AND THE ECONOMY. A CONVENING ON WORKERS, TRAPS, AND THE ECONOMY. DECEMBER 4 & 5 [icon of a giant trap]
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8:30 AM EST – 3:30 PM EST

Convening on Workers, TRAPs, and the Economy

This event was hosted at UC Irvine by SBPC, Governing for Impact, Towards Justice, the NYU Wagner Labor Initiative, and the UC Student Loan Law Initiative (SLLI) and featured affected workers; lawmakers; federal, state, and local enforcement officials; scholars; and advocates. Together, the group examined the risks posed by Training Repayment Agreement Provisions (TRAPs) and other […]
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6:00 PM EST – 7:00 PM EST

What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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Past Events

What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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Convening on Workers, TRAPs, and the Economy

This event was hosted at UC Irvine by SBPC, Governing for Impact, Towards Justice, the NYU Wagner Labor Initiative, and the UC Student Loan Law Initiative (SLLI) and featured affected workers; lawmakers; federal, state, and local enforcement officials; scholars; and advocates. Together, the group examined the risks posed by Training Repayment Agreement Provisions (TRAPs) and other […]
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What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now

Join us for “What to Know About Your Student Loans Right Now,” an event hosted by the Student Borrower Protection Center. With so much changing in the student debt landscape, learn about how to take advantage of all opportunities available to federal borrowers and the steps you may need to take to access them.  We’ll […]
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The Future of Student Debt Cancellation

On Wednesday, July 12 at 5 PM ET the Student Borrower Protection Center, Young Invincibles, Student Debt Crisis Center, NAACP Youth and College, and the National Consumer Law Center will co-host a virtual briefing to discuss the recent unjust U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking President Biden’s student debt relief plan and the impact it will […]
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