Update to Comment Period on Student Loan Discharge Data Collection

On June 11, 2015, we discussed the issue of student loan discharge by virtue of the student having a state law cause of action against the school (pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 685.206(c)(1)).  We also reported that “on June 10, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comment on a proposed “emergency collection” that would “facilitate the collection of information for borrowers who believe they have cause to invoke the borrower defenses against repayment of a loan.” (It does not look like there is a comment period specified).”  On June 16, the Department published a correction to the June 10 Federal Register Notice providing for a 60-day comment period for this collection. As a result, all comments must be due by August 17, 2015.

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