Debt collectors work with universities, colleges and private lenders to collect student loans. For education loans backed by the federal government, the U.S. Department of Education has a clearly-defined collection program that uses private collection agencies. Recent changes in federal law will shift all previously federally backed loans to direct loans from the federal government, cutting private lenders out of the equation.

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ED Files Status Report on RFP Litigation; Planned Notice of Awards Date Seems in Doubt

8 August 2017

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ED Update: RFP Process and Litigation Continues in Private Collection Agency Selection

3 August 2017

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ED Cancels Student Loan Servicing Solicitation; Announces “Next Generation” Plan

2 August 2017

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The Department of ED Contract: A Candid Discussion between Industry Experts Mike Ginsberg and Randy Kamm

27 June 2017

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Department of Education Files Appeal of Preliminary Injunction; Briefing Deadlines Set

26 June 2017

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

21 June 2017

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Performant Financial Corporation Announces Termination of Student Loan Recovery Contract

19 June 2017

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Judge in ED Collection Litigation Reacts to OpEd and News Stories; Continues Preliminary Injunction Indefinitely

1 June 2017

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Dept. of ED Amends Debt Collection RFP and Remediation Plan

30 May 2017

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ED Proposes Single Source Model for Massive Student Loan Servicing Contract

22 May 2017

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ED Proposes "Do Over" in RFP for Private Collection Services

22 May 2017

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CFPB Makes Somewhat Unsurprising Finding in the Ridiculously Complicated World of Student Loan Repayment

17 May 2017

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Nobody Answering the Phone; Student Loan Borrowers (and Taxpayers) Impacted Bigtime

8 May 2017

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Infographic: The Ongoing Saga of the US Dept. of ED Private Collection Agency Contract

3 May 2017

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2 New Developments Today in ED Collection RFP

3 May 2017

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New York State Now Offers Free College Tuition: The Potential Beginning of a Major Nationwide Trend?

1 May 2017

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Emergency Extension of TRO Preserves Status Quo in Dept. of ED Collection Contract

1 May 2017

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Judge Issues 30-Day Halt To Proceedings in ED Contract Debacle

20 April 2017

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GAO Report on ED Decision Process Pulls No Punches

11 April 2017

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GAO Releases Decision on Department of ED Collection RFP Protests

10 April 2017