Lawsuit alleges Dep’t of Education is illegally garnishing student borrowers’ wages

Yesterday, on behalf of a class of student borrowers, the National Consumer Law Center and Student Defense, with the support of the Student Borrower Protection Center, filed a class action lawsuit against the Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos in federal district court in DC. The suit alleges that the Department is illegally garnishing student borrowers’ wages, in violation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which prohibits the Department from garnishing wages of student borrowers through September 30, 2020. The complaint requests an immediate halt to the garnishment and refund any money taken from student loan borrowers

A copy of the class action complaint is available here.

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