SLSA has been working with its members to share private education loan payment flexibility info to all borrowers (who request it) impacted by the coronavirus.
The Student Loan Servicing Alliance has filed an amicus brief in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants.
The Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA) supports the bipartisan agreement passed in the Senate today to amend the FUTURE Act.
New leadership and the Board will continue to lead our efforts in the next year to work with all stakeholders on issues related to student loan servicing.
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.
Servicers have a unique role to play in the federal student loan program as the government’s loan program has grown over time.
This fact sheet helps gives a high level overview of who servicers are, and the success in driving utilization of income-based repayment plans.
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.
In his 70-page opinion, Judge Friedman comprehensively addressed the Supremacy Clause issues of express, field, and conflict preemption, as well as intergovernmental immunity.
Primer on the Types of Federal Student Loans
Confused about which type of federal student loan you have? This primer will help you figure it out, including the loan repayment plans that loans in each program are eligible for.
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.
Federal law establishes the precedent for the federal Department of Education’s (ED) management and oversight of the federal student loan programs, and federal preemption of any conflicting regulations at the state level.