Coalition Letter to Director Cordray Urging the CFPB to Require School Certification for Private Education Loans
June 17, 2013 – Coalition letter sent to Director Cordray at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), urging the Bureau to use its authority under the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to require school certification of all private education loans. The letter was signed by 29 organizations representing students, consumers, higher education institutions, faculty and staff, civil rights groups, and public policy organizations.

Coalition Letter to Representative Cohen in Support of the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2013
February 6, 2013 – Over thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Representative Cohen expressing strong support for the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2013.

Coalition Letter to Senator Durbin in Support of the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2013
February 6, 2013 – Over thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Senator Durbin expressing strong support for the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2013.

Coalition Letter to Representative Cohen in support of the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2011
May 26, 2011 – Thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Ranking Member Cohen expressing strong support for the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act of 2011.

Coalition Letter to Senator Durbin in support of the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011
May 26, 2011 – Thirty-five organizations representing students, consumers, and higher education institutions sent a letter to Senator Durbin expressing strong support for the Fairness for Struggling Students Act of 2011.

Coalition Letter to Senate on CFPB and Private Loans
May 3, 2010 – More than 40 organizations signed this letter urging the Senate to strengthen consumer protections for private student loans through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the financial reform

Coalition Letter in Support of Bankruptcy Fairness
April 21, 2010 – Letter from a broad coalition of groups representing students, consumers, and institutions of higher education, and civil rights and public policy organizations supporting legislation to treat private loans like other consumer debt in bankruptcy.

Coalition Letter Supporting Mandatory Certification of Private Loans in CFPA
December 10, 2009 – Twenty-five organizations wrote a letter to Reps. Polis, Murphy, and Bishop in support of their amendment to require school certification of private student loans, as part of H.R. 4173

Coalition Letter to Senate about Consumer Financial Protection Agency
December 2, 2009 – Twenty-nine organizations signed this letter to Sens. Dodd and Shelby of the Senate Banking Committee, thanking Sen. Dodd for making sure that all private student loans, including those made by colleges, fall under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

Coalition Letter about Consumer Financial Protection Agency
October 8, 2009 – Thirty-two organizations signed this letter to Rep. Barney Frank, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, urging that all private student loans — including those made by colleges — fall under the jurisdiction of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency.

Coalition Letter in Favor of Discharging Private Student Loans in Bankruptcy
September 23, 2009 – Eighteen organizations signed on in a letter to Congress urging them to make private student loans dischargeable through bankruptcy.

Group Letter to Secretary Geithner on the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility
February 9, 2009 – Nineteen organizations urged U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to make the receipt of TALF funds for private student loan financing conditional upon adequate consumer protections and better data reporting. We sent a similar letter to former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on November 19, 2009.

Letter in Support of Consumer Protections in Private Loan Bailout
January 26, 2009 – This group letter calls on Reps. Barney Frank and George Miller, who respectively chair the House Financial Services and Education commitees, to push for necessary borrower protections should bailout funds be given to private loan lenders.