MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—The Center for Consumer Law and Education will present a free public workshop on student debt relief on March 4 at 6 p.m. in Marshall University’s Drinko Library.
The CCLE is a joint partnership between Marshall University and the West
Virginia University College of Law.
The March 4 workshop will offer information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and other student loan topics. It is part of the West Virginia People’s Law School series, a statewide community outreach effort by CCLE to educate consumers about their rights.
Research by Marshall University found that 99.5% of applications for Public Service Loan Forgiveness in 2018 were rejected. Because of this lack of success, the Government Accountability Office conducted a review of the program and found that borrowers simply do not understand the program.
Established in 2018, the CCLE serves as a consumer law, policy, education, and support resource for the state and the nation. Jonathan Marshall is the director of the CCLE at WVU Law. His counterpart at Marshall University is Dr. Damien Arthur.