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How the student debt crisis and the need for state oversight is making local news

The Baltimore Sun

March 11, 2018 | As Feds Ignore Student Debt Crisis, States like MD Step In

“A decade ago, in the throes of the foreclosure crisis, state lawmakers and law enforcement officials took on the mortgage industry and stood up for homeowners’ rights in the face of federal inaction and obstruction. The student debt crisis mirrors the worst aspects of the last crisis, and Maryland lawmakers can follow the same playbook — using state law to protect borrowers and halt abuses.”

Maryland Daily Record

August 18, 2018 | Report: Md. Students Graduated with More Debt in 2017 than 2016

“Students that graduate with debt in Maryland continue to see the amount of debt they carry after graduation rise.”

CBS Baltimore

January 2, 2018 | Student Loan Nightmare: ‘I Have To Start All Over’

“When the companies responsible for delivering on this promise aren’t up to the task, our dedicated public servants shouldn’t have to pay the price…”

Baltimore Sun

October 13, 2018 | 2 Baltimore City Teachers Among Group Suing Loan Servicer Navient

“Lawyers for the teachers say that Navient representatives are told to spend under seven minutes on each phone call with a borrower, which puts pressure on them to deal with a question quickly rather than thoroughly.”

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