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Statement of NCLC’s Persis Yu re: extension of student loan payment pause until 2022

2021-08-27T09:37:22-05:00August 6, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (sourzer@nclc.org) Statement of Persis Yu, the director of National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, in response to announcement that the student loan payment suspension has been extended until January 31, 2022. Washington, D.C. - “Borrowers [...]

Free Webinar for Thousands of Students Impacted by Sudden Closure of Online Schools

2021-08-03T11:12:26-05:00August 3, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2021 Contacts:  Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Sara Williams, sjwilliams@lafla.org or (562) 400-8754 National Consumer Law Center, Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org Washington, D.C. — This week, four large, national college chains are closing, stranding more than 7,000 students, most of whom are online: Independence University, CollegeAmerica, Stevens-Henager College, and California [...]

​NCLC ​Advocates Applaud 36% National Rate Cap Bill  to Curb High-Cost, Predatory Loans Across the Nation

2021-07-29T10:21:38-05:00July 29, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Attorneys at the National Consumer Law Center praised the introduction yesterday of the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act in the U.S. Senate, led by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Chris [...]

Bipartisan Legislation in Congress Would Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses that Protect Sexual Predators

2021-07-15T16:23:25-05:00July 15, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 15, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applauded bipartisan and bicameral legislation announced yesterday by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY),  Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, [...]

New D.C. Study Shows How Arrearage Management Programs Are a Win-Win for Companies and Customers Alike

2021-07-15T15:41:28-05:00July 15, 2021|Categories: NCLC Utilities & Telecom Blog|

COVID and Utility Arrearages The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the fact that millions of Americans cannot afford the bills for utility service that keep the lights on, the food in the refrigerator cold, the air conditioning running in the summer, and the heating system running in the winter.  In order to protect [...]

Statement on PHEAA Not Extending its Servicer Contract with Dept. of Education

2021-07-08T17:50:58-05:00July 8, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contacts: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) or Persis Yu (pyu@nclc.org) Boston - Statement by Persis Yu, director of the National Consumer Law Center's Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project in response to the announcement that PHEAA (FedLoan Servicing) will not be extending its federal contract in December. “Lawsuits by [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Praise U.S. House Vote to Repeal National Banking Regulator’s Predatory Lending Rule

2021-06-24T16:42:18-05:00June 24, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 24, 202 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) OCC Rule Protects High-Cost Lenders that use Rent-a-Bank Schemes to Evade State Interest Rate Laws Washington, D.C. – Advocates at the National Consumer Law Center applaud the U.S. House vote to overturn the OCC’s “fake lender” rule, which allows predatory lenders to evade [...]

National Consumer Law Center Advocates Support Education Department Giving  Loan Relief for 18,000 Former ITT Students but Urge More Action

2021-06-16T09:09:25-05:00June 16, 2021|Categories: Media Center, Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 16, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse (jkruse@nclc.org) Boston - Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) announced that it will discharge the federal student loans of 18,000 former for-profit ITT Tech students who applied for borrower defenses to repayment based on significant misrepresentations made by the now-shuttered school. [...]

New Maryland Law Will Protect Low-Income Families from Overpriced Electricity and Gas 

2021-06-07T09:11:27-05:00June 7, 2021|Categories: Media Center|

Maryland Joins New York, Illinois, Connecticut, and Ohio to Rein in Abuses by Competitive Energy Supply Companies FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  June 7, 2021 National Consumer Law Center contact: Jan Kruse, jkruse@nclc.org Washington, D.C. – National Consumer Law Center advocates applauded Maryland’s General Assembly for passing the Energy Supply Reform Bill (SB31/HB397). The effort was led [...]

How a New Federal Program Is Helping More People Get Connected to Broadband

2021-06-02T13:40:14-05:00June 2, 2021|Categories: NCLC Utilities & Telecom Blog|

By Olivia Wein (National Consumer Law Center) and Cheryl Leanza (United Church of Christ) Cross-posted with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the United Church of Christ, OC Inc. More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain: Our lives have forever changed — and daily reliance on digital [...]