Know your rights.
The Student Loan Protection Center was created by the Offices of the Rhode Island General Treasurer and Attorney General to help student loan borrowers understand their rights and provide access to resources to protect those rights.
Tools to Make Sure Your Student Loan Company Treats You Fairly
Today, more than 130,000 Rhode Islanders owe more than $4.5 billion in student loan debt. Second only to mortgage debt, student loan debt outpaces the amount owed on credit cards or car payments. It is more important than ever for student loan borrowers to know their rights as they work toward repayment.
In recent years, many student loan borrowers have reported difficult and concerning experiences with the loan servicing companies that are hired to help borrowers pay off their loans. Among the most common stories are student loan servicers drawing the wrong amounts from borrower bank accounts, servicers failing to notify borrowers about the full range of repayment options available to them, and servicers sending inaccurate information about borrowers to credit agencies.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress on March 27, 2020 provides federal student loan borrowers with certain forms of relief. Many important measures provided for in the CARES Act were set to last until September 30, 2020....
Millennial R.I., Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General Peter Neronha discuss student loans during the COVID-19 crisis.
PLEASE NOTE: CARES Act protections have been extended to December 31, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress provides federal student loan borrowers with certain forms of relief. The following measures last...