There’s been a lot of depressing news lately for student loan borrowers. President Trump has targeted crucial student loan programs like Public Service Loan Forgiveness and income-driven repayment plans in his recent budget proposal. Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education, recently rolled back some important protections for student loan borrowers. And just this week, DeVos announced that she intends to halt and roll back new rules designed to protect victims of predatory for-profit schools. Meanwhile, student loan servicing continues to be a mess, as does the student loan debt collection system.
With all the bad things going on, it can be easy to become paralyzed and to think that there’s nothing you can do. But you’d be wrong about that.
There’s plenty that you can do to fight for student loan protections. And the more people who join these efforts, the more effective those efforts will be. Here are some actions that you can take right now.Read More