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February 20, 2015

Lawyers Representing Student Loan Borrowers

I am delighted to provide free general information for student loan borrowers and the people who love them, but as an attorney, I must be very careful not to inadvertently establish a client-lawyer relationship with folks I don't represent.  I am licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina only and lawyers are specifically prohibited from practicing in states in which we are not licensed.  Also, lawyers can establish a client-lawyer relationship even without agreeing to do so.  That's why I…

February 18, 2015

How Student Loans Affect Your Credit

Your credit report is a history of accounts that includes information about how you pay your bills.  It's smart to download your credit report free from annualcreditreport.com. Creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses use your credit report to evaluate lots of things that mater (like your applications for credit, housing, and employment).   Your credit score is a three-digit number intended to predict whether you will pay your bills over the next couple of years.  A high credit score helps you get access…

By Heather  |  Category:  Student Debt, Student Loan Repayment  

June 18, 2014

Department of Education Extends Contract for Debt Collector Previously Under Fire

Despite heavy opposition from student, union, and trade groups, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the U.S. Education Department will extend the contract of Navient Corporation, a student-loan servicer and collection agency that was formerly a division of Sallie Mae, despite allegations it has overcharged borrowers. Navient’s work for the federal government was worth $106-million last year, and its contract would have expired this month. Sallie Mae, which in April was divided into two companies, Navient and Sallie Mae Bank, agreed…

June 13, 2014

Heather Talks With Maria Shriver About Student Loans

Heather sat down recently with Maria Shriver to talk student loans.  Read the article here.

June 11, 2014

Senate Republicans Vote Against Senator Warren and Students Again!

Update: As expected, Senate Republicans united to block Senator Warren's bill, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, in a 56-38 vote Wednesday that fell short of the 60 votes needed to proceed to debate on the measure.  The bill would have allowed people with student loans to refinance their student debt at today's lower rates. The Obama administration said it could have helped nearly 25 million borrowers save approximately $2,000 each. To learn more about the proposed bill, read on.  Elizabeth Warren is my hero…

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