Question by: EsoMan
More and more students are graduating with loads of debt from “private lenders” (ex. Sallie Mae, Wells Fargo, Xpress Loans) who make loan terms unclear, and repayment plans ambiguous. These loans can rarely be consolidated, have high interest rates, are non-dischargable in bankruptcy, and have very high payments. Congress is realizing that something must be done to alleiviate the burden on the students that fell victim to these lending practices by the banks. What remedies do you think should be allotted these students? How do we fix problems within private lending so students can pay their loans while still maintaining a decent quality of life?
Answer by tami
The government has to regulate these debtors to within a certain percentage
(example: canada government student loans will do prime + 1% – always.)
it is harder in the us because all the statutes that make america what it is say that government regulation is wrong. this way the rich get richer and the poor get worse.
a free market is a free market and to regulate would change the entire american way of life.
if you’ve already got your education, claim bankruptcy and screw those guys.