Student loans will be the next huge financial crisis. There are problems both with the borrowers and the lenders. The borrowers do not understand the cost to repay the loan. The lenders, many are schools, profit from misleading the naive borrowers.
IRS Ruling for certain discharged debts IR-2020-11, January 15, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and Department of the Treasury issued Revenue Procedure 2020-11 (PDF) that establishes a safe harbor extending relief to additional taxpayers who took out federal or private student loans to finance attendance at a nonprofit or for-profit school.
CFPB GOES AFTER STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF COMPANIES FOR DECEPTIVE PRACTICES Who is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) suing? They are: Consumer Advocacy Center Inc., which does business as Premier Student Loan Center; True Count Staffing Inc., also known as SL Account Management; and Prime Consulting LLC, which is known as Financial Preparation Services. […]
Never pay upfront for “help” with your student loans According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) scammers stole millions from innocent student loan borrowers who were doing their best to workout their student loans. These sleazes lied to innocent borrowers, saying that for $1,000 upfront, they could permanently reduce or eliminate the monthly payments. Lied […]
ITT Accused of Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts or Practices The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) proposes settlement with ITT Educational Services, Inc. — ITT engaged in unfair and abusive practices in connection with its private loan program in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010. ITT Knew Students Could Not Afford and […]
Navient, FedLoan and other student loan servicers “outrageous mismanagement” February 12, 2019 – An audit report released by the Education Department Office of Inspector General described the outrageous mismanagement of federal student loan servicers, like Navient and FedLoan,
Washington, DC – re-posted from Senator Warren’s office (1/17/19) – A report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) prepared in February of 2018, but only recently released through a Freedom of Information Act request (Trump trying to slow down consumer access to information), reveals that the fees charged to college students by Wells Fargo for debit […]
Misrepresenting the order in which the company would apply extra loan payments and failing to properly discharge federal student debt for borrowers with a total and permanent disability.
May, 2018 – Over the next few months the Department of Education will be sending letters to totally and permanently disabled veterans that they are eligible to have their student loans forgiven. These loans will be federal student loans or aid from the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education grant program.