Student debt relief scams on the rise. Here’s what borrowers need to know.

With 44 million owe more than $1.7 trillion in debt, the appetite for relief is great and makes many easy prey for scammers

By: - October 6, 2023 5:25 am

Activists protest outside of The White House to “Cancel Student Debt” in March 2022 in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court’s decision that the Biden administration didn’t have the authority to cancel student debt helped sow confusion that scammers are using to their advantage. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We The 45 Million) (This image cannot be republished without a Getty subscription.)

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Casey Quinlan
Casey Quinlan

Casey Quinlan is a reporter in Washington DC. In the past 10 years or so, they have reported on national politics and state politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, labor issues, education, Supreme Court news and more for publications including The American Independent, ThinkProgress, New Republic, Rewire News, SCOTUSblog, In These Times, and Vox.

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