Department of Education Civil Rights Office Pick – Concerns Raised

by Annie Waldman ProPublica, April 14, 2017, 11:17 a.m. The new acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights once complained that she experienced discrimination because she is white. As an undergraduate studying calculus at Stanford University in the mid-1990s, Candice Jackson “gravitated” toward a section of the class that provided … Read more

U.S. Dept of Education Says Some of Their Debt Collectors Just Suck

Following a review of 22 private collection agencies, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that it will wind down contracts with five private collection agencies that were providing inaccurate information to borrowers. The five companies are: Coast Professional, Enterprise Recovery Systems, National Recoveries, Pioneer Credit Recovery, and West Asset Management. The Department also announced … Read more

Tiffany is Behind in Student Loans, Late On Other Payments, And Looking For Hope

Tiffany “Dear Steve, I’m a 23 year old college student and I owe around $40,000 in student loans, as well as having $8,000 in credit card debt. I was laid off for two years and just going to school (the debt obviously accumulated) and I just started working again for less money. I have been … Read more