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New Mexico in the News

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

Los Alamos Daily Post

February 12, 2019‘Student Loan Bill Of Rights’ Passes Committee

“‘This legislation cracks down on student loan service providers that prey on students. For many New Mexicans, student loan debt can hold them back from fulfilling their financial goals. And, if they default, they will face repercussions for years to come – when attempting to buy a car, get a mortgage, or even apply for a job’ Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero said. ‘We must ensure students have the opportunity to seek a higher education and repay their loans responsibly.’”

Santa Fe New Mexican

November 8, 2014 | New Mexico Leads Nation in Student Loan Default Rates

“In New Mexico, student loan default rates paint a grim picture.”


May 15, 2013 | Two Maps Debunk One of the Biggest Myths about Student Loans in the US

“…[B]orrowers in low-debt states like Nevada, New Mexico, and Idaho have some of the worst payment records in the country.”

Silver City Sun News

April 24, 2017 | Attorney General Calls Out Trump in Letter Supporting New Mexico Students Who Borrow for Education

“‘President Trump and Secretary DeVos have turned their backs on thousands of New Mexico student loan borrowers and their families,’ said Attorney General Balderas. ‘I will continue to use the full force of New Mexico law to crack down on predatory lenders, but the federal government must be accountable to New Mexico students as well.'”

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