Deanne Loonin: Overhauling Federal Student Loan Repayment

Part 1 is here and part 2 is here. Excerpt:

In my years of experience representing student loan borrowers, I have consistently seen servicers putting their own interests, or what they perceive to be the government’s interests, first. They rarely counsel student borrowers about the range of student loan relief programs, too often ignoring the fact that eligible borrowers are legally entitled to relief. As a result, some of the most vulnerable borrowers never know about the lifelines that could help them get a fresh start and climb out from under mountains of student loan debt.

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