SLSA Statement on GAO Report on IDR Information Verification

SLSA Statement on GAO Report on IDR Information Verification

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On July 25, 2019, SLSA issued a statement in response to the GAO report on IDR information verification (GAO-19-347) that outlined areas for improvement in order to reduce fraud and errors. Servicers have been actively promoting legislation and processes to do just that over the past few years by curbing companies that are committing fraud and also encouraging data-sharing between ED and Treasury.

Order & Opinion – SLSA v. Taylor

Order & Opinion – SLSA v. Taylor

Order

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On November 21,2018, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Paul Friedman issued a ruling in Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA) v. Taylor, finding that the District of Columbia may not regulate those student loan servicers under contract with the U.S. Department of Education to service Federal Direct Loans and federally-owned Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans.

Opinion

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In his 70-page opinion, Judge Friedman comprehensively addressed the Supremacy Clause issues of express, field, and conflict preemption, as well as intergovernmental immunity.

Amended Complaint – SLSA v. Taylor

Amended Complaint – SLSA v. Taylor

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Amended Complaint – civil action filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia by the Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA) challenging District of Columbia Law 21-214 and emergency rules to impose additional requirements and fees on federal student loan servicers beyond what is prescribed by federal law.

SLSA Statement on SLSA v. Taylor Complaint

SLSA Statement on SLSA v. Taylor Complaint

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Trade group sues District of Columbia to prevent student loan borrower confusion. Lawsuit challenges local law imposing regulations preempted by federal law.

March 20, 2018, the Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA) filed a civil action in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia challenging District of Columbia Law 21-214 and emergency rules to impose additional requirements and fees on federal student loan servicers beyond what is prescribed by federal law. The lawsuit was filed on the grounds that federal law preempts D.C. Law 21-214 and the emergency rules.

Testimony-Joint Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee

Testimony-Joint Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee

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Testimony of Winfield Crigler, Executive Director SLSA
Before the Joint Consumer Protection and
Professional Licensure Committee July 18, 2017
Some very brief background on the student loan programs:

  • SLSA opposes S129 and H2173
  • Federal Loans are already extensively regulated.
  • Most federal loan borrowers are successfully repaying their student loans.
  • The current Department of Education compensation structure encourages servicers to do the right thing.
  • Private loans have very low delinquency and default rates.
  • Small servicers will be harmed.
  • Could the federal student loan program be improved? Yes…