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Public Prefers Medical Debt Forgiveness to Student Loan Debt Forgiveness: Poll

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With all the talk about medical debt this week as a result of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed medical debt credit reporting rule, it’s perhaps interesting to note that a majority of consumers feel forgiving medical debt is more important than forgiving student loan debt, according to the results of a new poll.

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Bills Introduced in Congress to Hold Student Loan Servicers More Accountable

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Bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to hold servicers of federal student loans more accountable for their actions and to further protect consumers from lower credit scores and other abuses. The Student Loan Servicers Accountability Act of 2024 is being backed by Sen.

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CFPB Sues PHEAA For Collecting on Discharged Student Loans

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday announced it had filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), alleging that PHEAA illegally collected on student loans that had been discharged in bankruptcy and provided false information to credit reporting companies.

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Cordray Lays Out Changes Coming to Student Loan Servicing Sites

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The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid is planning to release “an entirely new federal student loan servicing environment” in 2024, according to FSA’s chief operating officer, Richard Cordray, who laid out the changes that are coming in a blog post yesterday.

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Navient Program to Cancel Student Loan Debt Gets Put in Spotlight

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However, a recent development covered by The New York Times highlights a significant, albeit under-publicized, initiative by Navient that offers a lifeline to borrowers with private student loans. This move is particularly relevant given the ongoing scrutiny and […]

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Gov’t Cancels $7.4B in Student Loans

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billion in student loan debt relief for nearly 300,000 borrowers, many of whom were signed up for the administration’s new income-driven repayment program. The administration touted that this latest round of relief raised the total loan forgiveness to $153 billion, for more […]

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Judge Dismisses Suit Challenging Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

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A District Court judge in Michigan has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged an initiative from the federal government seeking to forgive $39 million of student loan debt, determining the plaintiffs lacked standing to sue. Well, that didn’t take very long.