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Department of Education being sued by Teachers

First states and now teachers are suing the Department of Education for the faulty program intended to help student loan borrowers: the public service loan forgiveness program.  Previously last summer, four states including California, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Illinois sued the government agency Navient for its mismanagement of private and federal student loan debt, especially for…

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Will the New Year start with a recession?

Several states across America, especially in the southern states like Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, are experiencing an increase in bankruptcy filings according to NerdWallet.  Market Watch, The New York Post, and CNBC have all published articles speculating on the rise of bankruptcy filings as a symptom of an impending recession. Market Watch  in their article…

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What would happen if all student loan debt was eliminated?

What would happen to the American college system if Bernie Sander’s plan of “free college” and “eliminate all student loan debt” came to life?  The United States education system is often compared to the system of our European Allies like Germany and Finland who have free education system. Critics asked “If America is so great,…

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Laws Changing For Student Loan Defaulters

The student loan debt crisis has already gripped the attention of courtrooms from bankruptcy court to state and federal court, but finally, it has gained traction among lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. In an unexpected allyship, Sen. Elizabeth Warren D-Mass and Sen. Marco Rubio R-Fla proposed a bill: “Protecting JOBs Act”. This bill…

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Default student loan rates rising to 40% by 2023

A startling new report by Urban Institute, a progressive think-tank in Washington, estimated that in 5 years, 40% of student loan borrowers would be in default. In other numbers, it’s estimated that 44 million americans have student loans, and so 17.6 million students would default.  It’s not just private loans that are unwieldy, but also…

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Judge Rules against DeVos for Corinthian College

In the case of the thousands of students defrauded by Corinthian College Inc., the Department of Education under DeVos tried to implement a new policy that would replace the Obama Administration’s “Borrower Defense to Repayment rule”. DeVos’s plan would prevent students from receiving a full discharge of the student loan debt they accumulated while receiving…

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DOE no longer giving full discharge for defrauded cases

The U.S. Department of Education is passing an act that will make it harder for students to sue for-profit colleges for claims of fraud or misleading practices. As of July 1, 2019, this act would evaluate the students’ need for compensation based on their salary compared to their peers, instead of receiving a full discharge…

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Four States Suing Navient, Government Agency In Bed With DOE

California is the fourth state to file a lawsuit against one of the government’s largest debt collecting agencies: Navient. California is the largest state to file a lawsuit against Navient, joining Pennsylvania, Washington, and Illinois. Navient is one of the eight largest debt collection services hired by the United States “to collect $1.4 trillion owed…

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Department of Education Not Allowing Loan Forgiveness

Four senators are taking a stand against Betsy DeVos and the dysfunctional Department of Education when it comes to student loan forgiveness. Federal loans make up $1,331.7 billion of all student loan debt as of this year . Democratic Senators Tim Kaine, Sheldon Whitehouse, Tammy Duckworth, and Maggie Hassan sent a letter to Secretary DeVos…

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Judges Considering Student Loan Bankruptcy

More bankruptcy judges are realizing that student loan debt decisions must be made in favor of the debtor. Student loan debt is the second highest consumer debt in America, but it is the hardest to reduce in court. The average student loan debt for a Bachelor’s degree is over $37,000 and does not include the debt adults accumulate…

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Do Medical Bills Correlate with Bankruptcy Filings?

Elizabeth Warren, along with David Himmelstein, Deborah Thorne and Steffie Woolhandler, continue to face controversy over their paper published in the journal Health Affairs in 2005 and updated in 2009. This paper, based on surveys and testimonies from 1,800 Americans, estimated that 62% of bankruptcy cases are caused by medical bills. Warren’s paper opened a…

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Wells Fargo in trouble?

Wells Fargo Bank has been faced with penalties due to ignoring student loan debt in debtor Ryan’s bankruptcy. Ryan filed for bankruptcy in 2007 and after his discharge; Wells Fargo commenced litigation and collection actively on the debt. In 2008, Ryan was making monthly payments of $150 on the loan that would be made for…

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Ivy League Debt free?

Brown University is a private Ivy league university in Providence, Rhode Island, that is known for its unique teaching, curriculum, and research.  This prestigious university is ranked #14 in national universities. Its tuition and fees is about $53,400 and about 43% of students are receiving financial aid.   Brown offers $112.5 million. With that said, Brown…

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Department of Education being sued by Teachers

First states and now teachers are suing the Department of Education for the faulty program intended to help student loan...
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Will the New Year start with a recession?

Several states across America, especially in the southern states like Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia, are experiencing an increase in bankruptcy...
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What would happen if all student loan debt was eliminated?

What would happen to the American college system if Bernie Sander’s plan of “free college” and “eliminate all student loan...