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.

Navient & FedLoan Mismanagement of Student Loans

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,

Wells Fargo Rips Off Students

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 […]

Navient’s Latest Student Loan Scam

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.

Disabled Vet’s Federal Student Loans To be Forgiven

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. 

Student Loan Debt Kills Homeownership Dream For Those Under 40

Homeownership dream dies for many under 40 due to student loans. 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 – […]

Some Defenses to Private Student Loan Collections

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 […]

What Happens if You Default on a Federal Student Loan?

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?

Disabled Can Now Avoid Taxes When Student Loans Forgiven

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. 

Student Loan Debt Mounting Daily

Query from a new doctor: I am a newly graduated medical professional and single mom. In the past six months I have earned more than 80K. I think this disqualifies me from Chapter 7. Even though I make six figures, I have A TON of student loans (private and federal). When I combine rent, childcare, […]

CItiBank Deceives Student Loan Borrowers

11/22/17 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Citibank, N.A. for student loan servicing failures that harmed borrowers. . Specifically, the Bureau found that Citibank: Citibank misled borrowers into believing that they were not eligible for a valuable tax deduction on interest paid on certain student loans. The company also incorrectly charged […]