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 […]
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.
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.
The American dream for many is to drive a nice car, own a nice home and have a great job. Unfortunately that dream is dead for many under 40. Young people are leaving college with student loan burdens that would choke a horse – $1.4 TRILLION and counting; surpassing credit cards to become the largest […]
There are two types of student loans – federal and private. Federal loans have some protections for the lenders that private student loans do not. Every month lawsuits are filed by the thousands, many that are invalid, but if the borrower does not respond the court has no option but to award a judgment for […]
You are “in default” on your federal student loan if you have not paid in 270 days (approximately nine months). Your wages can be garnished or your tax refunds seized. How do you stop seizure of your tax refunds?
After January 1, 2018 borrowers whose student loans are forgiven due to “total and permanent disability” no longer have to pay federal income taxes on those forgiven loans.