Federal government to forgive student  loans for an additional 78,000 public service workers 

March 25, 2024

MICROSOFT START — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that about 78,000 public service workers will have $5.8 billion in federal student loan debt forgiven by his administration.

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Some student loan borrowers with less than $12,000 in debt to receive loan forgiveness

February 26, 2024

INVESTOPEDIA — Student loan borrowers who took out less than $12,000 to go to college and paid on their loans for 10 years are having their federal debts forgiven faster than they’d initially been told. 

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Nearly half of law school students enroll with undergraduate debt

February 7, 2024

THE NATIONAL JURIST — The average debt among law students enrolled in 2019-20 averaged $27,000, according to AccessLex Institute’s newest update to the Legal Education Data Deck.

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AccessLex report: Law students report anxiety over career outcomes, loans, and debt 

January 31, 2024

ABA JOURNAL — Almost half of all law school students have debt from their undergraduate education, more fund their legal education with loans and less than half say it was worth it, according to the AccessLex Institute’s Legal Education Data Deck.

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UC Irvine Law professor Dalié Jiménez receives funding to study student loan interventions and debt collection

January 17, 2024

UCI LAW — The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is pleased to announce that Professor Dalié Jiménez is the lead principal investigator on a project that was awarded $200,000 by the California Collaborative for Pandemic Recovery and Readiness Research (CPR3) to study the effects of pandemic-related interventions on California student loan borrowers. 

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Report details student loan servicing errors

January 16, 2024

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Student loan borrowers have experienced billing errors and long waits to get hold of the companies managing their loans since payments restarted in October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a new report released Friday.

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A look at student loan forgiveness through one borrower’s story

December 28, 2023

NPR — Kurt Panton’s laugh, surprising and unguarded, erupts when you expect it — after his baby daughter, Pauline, babbles adorably. But also when you don’t — after he confesses frustration with the federal student loan system.

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Stanford Law to implement new income-based student loan alternative 

December 22, 2023

REUTERS — Stanford Law School said this week that it will fund a student loan alternative that sets repayment at 10% of graduates’ income, whether they work in private practice, public interest or elsewhere.

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White House provides $5 billion in student loan forgiveness

December 12, 2023

USA TODAY — The Education Department has forgiven another $4.8 billion in student loans for roughly 80,000 borrowers. 

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A look at the process for discharging student loans via bankruptcy

December 4, 2023

INSIDE HIGHER ED — The Biden administration’s effort to make it easier to discharge federal student loans in bankruptcy hasn’t made the process as accessible as some borrower advocates and attorneys had hoped.

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