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In the News

September 2, 2020 | Interview on State Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

With California lawmakers passing landmark new protections for student loan borrowers, Seth Frotman talked about what this means for borrowers across the country.

Forbes

September 1, 2020 | This State Legislature Just Passed Sweeping Protections For Student Loan Borrowers

In a landmark move, California’s state legislature passed sweeping legislation this week to protect student loan borrowers.

August 31, 2020 | Student Loan Giant Navient Reaps Backdoor Federal Reserve Subsidy

The Trump administration then extended the suspension by executive action until December 31. But while this relief helps over 35 million borrowers who carry federally owned student loans, it leaves others out. 


Press Releases

September 17, 2020 | Statement from Seth Frotman, SBPC Executive Director and former CFPB Student Loan Ombudsman, on Senate Resolution Calling for Administrative Action to Cancel Student Debt to Stimulate the Economy

SBPC Executive Diretor Seth Frotman released the following statement on a senate resolution calling on the President to use existing authority under the Higher Education Act to provide broad-based debt cancellation to tens of millions of student loan borrowers.

August 31, 2020 | California Borrower Advocates Call on Governor Newsom to Sign the Student Borrower Bill of Rights Into Law

Following approval by the California State Assembly, the Student Borrower Bill of Rights is being sent to Governor Gavin Newsom.

August 21, 2020 | PayPal’s Partnerships With Over 150 For-Profit Schools Drive Students to Take on High-Cost Education Debt, Advocates Warn

An SBPC investigation found that PayPal Credit, a high-cost, digital credit product, is offered by over 150 for-profit schools as a means for students to finance tuition.


Remarks

December 4, 2019 Testimony of Katherine Welbeck Before the California Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt

Testimony of Katherine Welbeck Before the California Assembly Select Committee on Student Debt: Student Debt Impacts on California Neighborhoods

September 10, 2019 Testimony of Seth Frotman Before the United States Congress House Financial Services Committee

Testimony of Seth Frotman at the House Financial Services Committee hearing: A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable

April 23, 2019 Keynote Remarks of Seth Frotman at the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank

Keynote remarks of Seth Frotman in conjunction with the release of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank’s paper, At What Cost?: Student Loan Debt in the Bay Area.