Concerns That Practices May Disproportionately Harm Borrowers of Color
Links to Complaint and Exhibits (see Exhibit 1 for initial FOIA request) are available at the end of this press release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 30, 2016; Contacts
BOSTON — The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit today against the U.S. Department of Education seeking details about the agency’s debt collection policies and their potential impact on borrowers of color.
NCLC and the ACLU filed the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boston charging the agency failed to fully disclose critical information related to the Education Department’s oversight of the private companies collecting on federal student loans.