Private education lenders doing business in Illinois now have access to official informational guides and templates for meeting the November 1, 2022, reporting requirements under the state’s new Know Before You Owe Private Education Loan Act (“KBYO”). 

Promoted as a means to make borrowers aware of federal student loan options before they turn to private

On June 27, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services’ (“Department”) Division of Financial Regulation (“Division”) finalized new regulations implementing Senate Bill 485, which requires companies to obtain a license from the Division in order to service student loans in Oregon, unless an exemption applies.  The new regulations also establish related servicer requirements

We discuss the Biden Administration’s recent change in tone on forgiveness, alternative approaches to full forgiveness the President might take, potential legal sources of the President’s authority to take such actions, including the status of the Education Dept.’s analysis of the President’s forgiveness authority, and likely timetable for Presidential action.  We also look at the

On April 19, one day before the release of a highly critical performance audit by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the Department of Education (ED) announced a series of actions it is taking to “address[] historical failures in the administration of the federal student loan programs.”  The actions are directed at income-driven repayment (IDR) plans,

The CFPB has entered into a consent order with Edfinancial Services, a student loan servicer, to settle the Bureau’s allegations that Edfinancial engaged in deceptive acts and practices in violation of the CFPA UDAAP prohibition.  The consent order requires Edfinancial to pay a $1 million civil money penalty.

According to the Bureau’s findings set forth

With the return to repayment of federal student loans on February 1, 2022 quickly approaching, the Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) recently notified the private collection agencies (PCAs) under contract with FSA to collect Direct Loans that it would begin the process of recalling approximately 5.1 million borrower accounts and winding

The CFPB Education Loan Ombudsman has issued his annual report covering the period  from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.

The report includes an analysis of the approximately 5,300 complaints related to private or federal student loans that the Bureau received during that period.  While complaints overall during this period trended lower, the decrease

We look at the practices found to be unlawful by CFPB examiners.  In addition to “as low as” rate advertising by providers of private student loans that did not disclose rates were dependent on borrower creditworthiness, we discuss servicer practices involving: providing inaccurate information about eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, automatic placement

After reviewing the existing types of federal student loans and forgiveness programs, we discuss the current political debate over forgiveness, including the Education Dept.’s upcoming analysis of the President’s forgiveness authority and other analyses of such authority, potential legal sources of such authority, and how courts might respond to challenges to any Presidential action to