More Schooling to Come on Student Debt Relief?

By Ansley Owens, Contributing Writer and Intern for the NACTT Academy (Nashville, TN)

The arguments for and against the discharge of student debt through bankruptcy are heating up and may even reach the Supreme Court. The issue has gained momentum recently by the increase of this type of debt in default, news coverage, and courts refusing to back off of stringent definitions of how dire a debtor’s circumstances must be.

Congress began treating student loan debts different that other unsecured debts when it passed the Education Amendment Act of 1976.1 The Act . . .

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