Nearly two years after our initial request, we are finally able to close the file on our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education. Back in March of 2013, we sent a FOIA request to the Department requesting documents related to the financial in
Pounding Student Loan Borrowers: The Heavy Cost of the Government’s Partnership with Debt Collection Agencies, a report produced by the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, finds that the U.S. Department of Education heavily favors high
For a number of years, we have been writing about the problems facing borrowers trying to consolidate their loans out of default and into Income Based Repayment (IBR). The Department of Education was placing borrowers in ICR even if they selected IBR as their preferred payment p
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