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Information Regarding Everest Institute College

f you are a current Everest Institute student and need further information regarding student loan relief options. Read More

Top Ten Ways The CFPB Can Help You With Financial Questions

The U.S. PIRG Education Fund has put together this great resource of how the CFPB can help you. It includes information on how to make complaints to the CFPB. Read More

On Campus, New Deals With Banks

A new U.S. PIRG Education Fund report explains the growing influence of banks and financial firms on college campuses as debit and prepaid cards are “grafted” onto student IDs and used for student loan disbursements. Read More

Heavy Debt, but No Degree

In the weak economy, people who graduate from name-brand colleges are struggling to repay the heavy debt they often rack up getting through school. But college debt is an even bigger problem for the growing numbers of borrowers who drop out without degrees. Read More

State Inaction: Gaps in State Oversight of For-Profit Higher Education, an NCLC Report

The astronomical growth in for-profit higher education has exposed increasing numbers of students to rampant fraud and abuse. This report examines state oversight of for-profit schools, focusing on state regulatory structures and the levels of resources devoted to enforcement and oversight. The report also evaluates consumer protection laws, relief funds and other options available to assist students who are harmed. Read More

Your experience with private student loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs public input on important questions about private student loans. Whether you have two sentences or two pages to tell us, we want to hear from you. Read More

New Federal Loan Repayment Plan Provides Relief for Student Loan Borrowers

On July 1, 2009, the federal government made a new student loan repayment program, Income-Based Repayment, available to borrowers. This new repayment option makes student loan payments more affordable for many more people. Under the Income-Based Repayment (IBR) program, a borrower’s monthly payment on federal student loans is capped based upon the borrower’s income and family size. Read More

Disabled for Student Loan, Not Disabled for SSA?

It's not unusual for our clients to pursue educational opportunities in the hopes of being able to return to the world of work. Read More

Summary of New State Loan Forgiveness Program for Public Interest Attorneys

Frequently asked questions and answers about the new State loan forgiveness program. Read More

New Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) at Empire Justice Center

Next year, attorneys at Empire Justice Center will take part in a new loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) recently approved by our Board of Directors. The program will provide attorneys and those with job-related graduate school debt at Empire Justice with a forgivable loan each year to partially offset the monthly expense of repaying that debt. Read More