June 12, 2021 — Letter

On behalf of a diverse coalition of organizations that work to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities, student loan borrowers, consumers and veterans, we write to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to ensure that borrowers with disabilities receive the protections and relief they are entitled to under the Higher Education Act. The U.S. Department of Education’s (“Department”) total and permanent disability (“TPD”) regulations unnecessarily prevent qualifying borrowers from accessing and maintaining loan