Advocacy on behalf of low-income consumers is an integral part of our work at the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project (SLBA). The Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a program of the National Consumer Law Center. The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is a nonprofit organization specializing in consumer issues on behalf of low-income people. Our advocacy focuses on increasing public understanding of student lending issues and identifying policy solutions to promote access to education, lessen student debt burdens and make loan repayment more manageable.
Our Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project provides information about student rights and responsibilities for borrowers and advocates and provides direct legal representation to student loan borrowers. Most of the clients we represent are low-income borrowers living in Massachusetts. We work with other advocates across the country representing low-income clients.
We urge you to get involved in advocating for higher education policy changes. Despite all of the government money spent on student aid, the difference in college graduation rates between our nation’s top and bottom income groups has widened by nearly 50% over two decades. The original goals of federal student aid of making higher education more accessible are more elusive than ever. Read more about our comments, testimony, blog and reports.