Stafford Loan Justice

Stafford Loans are Personal: Part 3

In their fee waiver denial letter (April 19, 2010), Dept. of Ed stated (I have placed compelling, puzzling items in bold):

The Department has concluded that you have failed to provide sufficient information to demonstrate your entitlement to a waiver of processing fees. More specifically justification has not been provided to explain how copies of the requested records would contribute to any new significant information to the public’s understanding of Department’s operations. You have also not provided any evidence demonstrating public interest in the documents. Accordingly your request is determined to be an “all other…”

Evidently “the Department” has not been following years of congressional and public sector activity on student loan reform. Perhaps it’s time to contact our congressworkers and demand not only release of all capitalization information, but also a GAO investigation.

See Stafford Loans are Personal: Part 2.


Written by S.

May 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

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  1. I am looking forward to your continuing investigation, search for information about the capitalization of student loans and your FOIA results or not. Thanks for keeping me and other FISA folks informed. What a great service.


    May 13, 2010 at 1:49 am

    • I’m happy to share info. We’re all in this together. How can borrowers make good decisions RE financing their education when the info isn’t available?


      May 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm

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