Press Coverage: Attorney Toby Merrill Quoted in Wall Street Journal on College Loans

The Wall Street Journal

September 12, 2014

Parents Poised to Gain Easier Access to College Loans

by Josh Mitchell

The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but also boost college enrollment…Credit counselors say they have seen a rise in borrowers who took out large sums despite being on limited incomes. “This debt will remain a huge problem for the rest of their lives,” said Toby Merrill, head of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University’s Legal Services Center.

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