The Department of Education has unprecedented powers to collect defaulted student loans. The agency can take tax refunds (even earned income tax credits), garnish wages without first getting judgments, and even seize portions of federal benefits such as Social Security. There is no
Redlining is the practice of denying credit to particular neighborhoods on a discriminatory basis. The flip side is reverse redlining, the practice of targeting these same communities or protected classes for predatory lending. The creditor may not even offer better terms to other b
Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project Director Deanne Loonin recently spoke about student loan issues with Isaac Bowers, senior program manager at Equal Justice Works. Here is an excerpt from that interview: “Student loan policy is generally developed with a focus on the nee
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