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Hearing Held to discuss the Student Loan Debt Crisis

On March 20, 2012 the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Court held a hearing to discuss the student loan debt crisis. The hearing was entitled, ‘The Looming Student Debt Crisis: Providing Fairness for Struggling Students.’ Since the recession, college graduates have struggled to find not only well paying jobs, but jobs in general. In 2005, a provision was made to the bankruptcy code that prevents borrowers from discharging their student loan debt in bankruptcy court. Financial analysts predict that a crisis with effects similar to the crash of the real estate market could happen if things to do not change.
A variety of professionals who are familiar with the current affects of student loan debt on the economy gave testimonies to remove this provision. In attendance, were Attorney’s Generals from Kentucky and Illinois, borrowers who are struggling to pay their student loan debt and representatives from organizations such as the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Organization. Most of the testimonies were in agreement that student loans should be treated in bankruptcy court just as any other consumer debt. There was also talk about loan modifications being available to borrowers who cannot afford to pay back their student loans, due to economic circumstances.
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