April 04, 2018

Student Loan Forgiveness Gets a $350M “Fix” in New Spending Bill

Despite objections from the Trump administration and even President Trump himself, the new $3.1 trillion federal spending bill was signed into law last week. To the surprise of many, the bill included $350 million to be put towards student loan…

March 14, 2018

Trump’s Department of Education Moves to Protect Student Debt Collectors

Since 2017, a few federal student loan lenders have been under fire for questionable practices that involve how they deal with borrowers, resulting in state lawsuits against FedLoan and Navient that claim the servicers are mismanaging student loan forgiveness options…

November 07, 2017

Massachusetts AG Sues Student Loan Servicer FedLoan

For the second time this year, a nationwide student loan servicer is being sued by a state attorney general’s office. Coming on the heels of the Navient lawsuit, which made headlines earlier this year when it was sued for questionable…

November 01, 2017

Navient Lawsuits Could Impact Millions of Borrowers

This year, student loan debt nationwide has reached $1.4 trillion, representing millions of borrowers who have taken out loans to acquire education and skills that improve their position in the workforce. But as funding for educational opportunities grows, so do…

September 01, 2017

Private vs. Federal Student Loans: Which Is Better?

According to College Board, the average cost of a full-time student attending college during the 2016-2017 year was $33,480 at private colleges, $24,930 for out-of-state residents at public colleges, and $9,560 for in-state residents at public schools.

August 14, 2017

How to Fix a Federal Student Loan in Default

With more than 42 million Americans in varying stages of debt to the U.S. Department of Education, it’s no surprise that over 11% of these loans are currently in default. It’s a staggering number indeed, when you consider that it…