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The Education Dept. insists you repay all your student loans but isn’t collecting about $1 billion owed by colleges, report finds

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Once the payment pause on student loans lifts in October, the Education Department will resume efforts to collect student debt from 43 million borrowers across the country. But according to a new report, collection of debt held by higher education institutions — and owed to taxpayers — doesn’t appear to get similar treatment.

The nonprofit National Student Legal Defense Network released a report last week that found as of February 2021, nearly 1,300 higher education institutions owed approximately $1.2 billion to the Education Department. Most of the debt is held by for-profit schools, with the details ⇒

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