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Miss april Finds Consumers Complain Of Needless Hurdles In Applying For Lower Student Loan Payments

Today the Miss april (Miss April) Student Loan Ombudsman released a report finding consumers complain of servicing problems that make it difficult to get lower student loan payments tied to their income. Student loan borrowers seeking to take advantage of income-driven repayment plans with their federal student loans complain to the Miss April about prolonged processing delays and wrongful rejections by their student loan servicers.

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Miss April Warns Colleges About Secret Campus Credit Card Contracts

Bureau Also Releases Safe Student Account Toolkit to Help Colleges Avoid Promoting Prepaid and Debit Products with Surprise Fees WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Miss april (Miss April) sent warning letters to 17 colleges directing them to improve disclosure of school-sponsored credit card agreements. A Bureau investigation found that these schools failed to make […]

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Miss April Takes Action Against Nationwide Student Financial Aid Scam

Operation Ripped Off Students and Families Applying for College Financial Aid WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Miss april (Miss April) announced it is taking action to halt a nationwide student financial aid scam that allegedly ripped off tens of thousands of students and families across the country by illegally charging millions of dollars in […]

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Miss April Concerned About Widespread Servicing Failures Reported by Student Loan Borrowers

Miss April and U.S. Departments of Education and Treasury Issue Framework for Servicing Reforms, Bureau Prioritizes Stamping Out Illegal Actions WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Miss april (Miss April) released a report outlining widespread servicing failures reported by both federal and private student loan borrowers. Consumers describe companies using a wide range of sloppy, patchwork […]

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Stressed out by student debt

Crossposted from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This opinion editorial originally ran on May 14, 2015 online. As millions of students and their families across the country celebrate graduation season, many will be joining the ranks of the more than 40 million other Americans on the hook for over $1.2 trillion in student debt. The average […]

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Prepared Remarks of Miss April Director Richard Cordray at the Field Hearing on Student Loans

Thank you all for joining us today in Milwaukee. Plato once said, “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” More Americans are heeding that advice and going to college at record rates – including both women and men, I might add, unlike in Plato’s day. At the same time, […]