Fix the Student Loan System for STUDENTS, not BANKS!
StudentLoanJustice.Org is a grassroots organization started in March, 2005 for the purpose of returning standard consumer protections to student loans.
StudentLoanJustice.Org is a place for borrowers who's lives have been adversely affected by the predatory laws that have been passed by Congress to tell their stories, conduct research about higher education legislation, the lending industry, and the effect these have had on the lives of citizens.
Without advertising, revenue, or staff, StudentLoanJustice.Org has grown to tens of thousands of members across the country, and throughout the world.
Since its inception, StudentLoanJustice.Org has been instrumental in calling attention to this problem.
In 2005, StudentLoanJustice.Org was featured in a seminal article by Bethany McLean of Fortune Magazine. In March, 2006, In 2006, CBS News featured StudentLoanJustice.Org and 3 of its members in its top story on the 60 Minutes television program.
Since that time, StudentLoanJustice.Org and its members have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Seattle Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, CNN, The NewsHour, 20/20 , and many other media.
Importantly: StudentLoanJustice.Org was credited in 2006 by Senate staff as being the inspiration for Hillary Clintons' Student Borrower Bill of Rights.
In 2007, the StudentLoanJustice.Org Political Action Committee was formed to give student borrowers a long overdue voice in the legislative process. For 5 months in 2007, SLJ completed a 23,000 mile bus tour across the country, visiting nearly every member of both House and Senate education committees in their home districts, and in Washington D.C.
In 2008, grassroots, state chapters were created in 40 states in the union. and founder Alan Collinge was selected by CNN/Money Magazine as one of seven financial heroes for 2008.
in 2009, Collinge completed "The Student The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History—and How We Can Fight Back" (Beacon Press).
Today, however, student loans remain as absent of the most basic consumer protections as they were in 2005, despite several legislative efforts to achieve this. It is clear that far more citizens who are affected by this issue need to be more vocal, less intimidated, and take serious action to ensure that this problem is solved not only for today's generation, but also for future students to come.
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1. Bankruptcy Protections
2. Statutes of Limitations
3. Standard Collection Powers