Public Comments to U.S. Department of Education on Student Loans for Married Borrowers

by Erika Sussman and CSAJ Expert Advisors | April 28, 2015

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Department of Education invited public comment during meetings to establish new student loan repayment plans. In partnership with the National Consumer Law Center, and Expert Advisors Jamie Andree, Laura Russell, Women's Resource Center (Scranton, PA), Texas Council on Family Violence, and Tammy Kuennen, CSAJ provided comments on April 28, 2015. The comments relate to the DOE's proposed rule to new student loan calculations that would eliminate the option for married student borrowers to file income taxes as "married filing separately", with serious implications for the economic security and safety of survivors.

CSAJ will submit written comments during the open public comment period. Read the attached for our oral comments.