STUDENT LOAN DEBT

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Consumer Protections at Risk of Being Rolled Back; How to Help

The new administration announced plans to roll back consumer protections via an Executive Order. Although the order is vague, it essentially gives the U.S. Department of the Treasury instructions to restructure and limit the Dodd-Frank Act, the law passed to increase consumer protections after the...

The Truth Behind Defaulting on Your Student Loans

Recently, an article titled Why I Defaulted on My Student Loans was published in the New York Times. The op-ed piece discusses a far too common scenario that many students face after graduation. When confronted with the choice of attempting to repay his student loan...

New Private Student Loan Modification Programs

While federal student loans have offered income-based repayment plans and rehabilitation options for several years, private student loans have mostly resisted any such flexibility. There is hope that that may be changing, though, as Discover Bank and Wells Fargo recently announced that they will begin offering student...

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Can’t Afford Your Student Loans? – 6 Tips for Fighting Back

While current bankruptcy laws often make it difficult to discharge unaffordable student loans through bankruptcy, there are many other ways you can fight back against student loan collectors outside of bankruptcy. Here’s a list of the six most important tips for fighting student loan collectors: 1. Determine...