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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Performant Reports Q1 Earnings; Offers Take on ED Contract Cancellation

10 May 2018

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It's Not Over; Would-Be ED Debt Collection Contractors Continue the Fight

9 May 2018

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BREAKING: ED Cancels Contested Debt Collection Solicitation

3 May 2018

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ED’s Pending PCA Small Biz Set Aside: More Litigation?

2 May 2018

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All Parties Now Look to May 4 For Answer in Dept of ED Debt Collection Litigation Round Two

16 April 2018

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Judge Says Plaintiffs in ED Case Likely to Succeed on Merits of Protest

7 March 2018

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DeVos to Assert that Only Department of ED, Not States, Can Regulate Student Loan Servicers

27 February 2018

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17 Lawsuits Now Filed in Dept of ED Collection Contract, Chapter 2

21 February 2018

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BREAKING: Department of ED Completes Corrective Action in Debt Collection Contract

11 January 2018

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ED Takes Next Step in Development of NextGen Servicing System

19 December 2017

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New Judge Takes Bold Action in Department of ED Collection Case

12 December 2017

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12 December 2017

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Dept. of ED's 21st Century Student Loan Plans Will Require CFPB Action

30 November 2017

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New Judge in Dept of ED Case Makes First Move

28 November 2017

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New Judge Assigned to Dept. of ED Collection Case

21 November 2017

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Judge Braden Denies Pending Motions in Dept. of ED Debt Collection Matter

1 November 2017

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ED Meets Latest Response Deadline in Debt Collection Contract Case...Sort Of

23 October 2017

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Nelnet to Acquire Great Lakes Educational Loan Services

20 October 2017

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Could CFPB’s Data Sharing Principles Make Debt Collection Better Too?

19 October 2017

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FTC and 11 States Announce Actions Against Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

16 October 2017