As Stephen Burd of Education Sector writes in a recent report, the federal student aid programs initially focused on providing resources to those who would not be able to attend college without the help. This has changed over time to a point where government funds increasingly subsid
Thanks to all of you who have responded to the story about my client Mr. A. Many of you have asked why Mr. A has not tried rehabilitation or consolidation to get out of default. We have discussed these options with Mr. A many times. They are useful for many borrowers, but there are
This is dedicated to my client Mr. A in hopes that he will keep his dignity and not lose hope. Some basic facts about Mr. A: He is 83 years old and a veteran of the Korean War. His sole source of income is Social Security. He has an unfortunate array of medical problems, both physi
A recent Washington Post article highlights the numbers of older individuals struggling with student loan debt. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published new data showing that Americans 60 and older still owe about $36 billion in student loans. We have cautioned for some time th
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