March 7, 2023 — Featured News

An article appearing in USA Today on March 7, 2023 by Alia Wong and Chris Quintana covers Democratic lawmakers’ support for President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan and quotes Abby Shafroth.

A return to loan payments, absent avenues for relief, could throw many borrowers into financial disarray. “This is a real disaster waiting for us,” said Abby Shafroth, a senior staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center and director of the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project. 

In 2019, before the pandemic, a student loan borrower went into default every 30 seconds, Shafroth said.

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