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Student loan payment information for un- and underemployed

The Department of Education should include a comprehensive and publicly-accessible repository of information aimed at students facing higher education loan payments in its Open Government Plan.

 

As unprecedented numbers of students are securing federal and private loans to finance university and graduate programs, there is an increasingly present need for reliable, centralized and trusted information and advice regarding the law, assistance programs and other important information for managing and understanding the loan repayment process. This importantly includes suggestions for (and rights of) students who find themselves unemployed, underemployed, or otherwise impacted by financial duress associated with the recent economic crisis.

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Idea No. 62