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  • Perlmutter Bill to Allow Cancer Patients to Defer Student Loans Expected to Become Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt, Healthcare

    Washington, D.C. — The text of H.R. 2976, the Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act, introduced by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), was successfully included in the bipartisan fiscal year 2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The legislation would enable individuals who are diagnosed with cancer to defer payments on public student loans while actively receiving lifesaving treatment without interest a... Read more

  • DEBT VALLEY | A young Norristown woman got cancer, while her student loans piled up
    Posted in In the News on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt

    Julie Hlebik of Norristown was excited to go to college, but before she earned a degree, she got cancer. Her education journey turned into a nightmare of doctors' visits, chemotherapy, proton therapy — and student-loan debt piling up. "I just kept getting ill. After the first year of cancer, all of my savings from working before and during the first year were gone," Hlebik said. In six years, her balance ballooned from about $11,500 to $18,000 — just on interest. College students such as Hlebik... Read more

  • Give Cancer Patients a Break on Student Loans
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt, Healthcare

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has recently drawn criticism for proposing a long list of cuts to higher education programs. Congress must mull those potentially traumatic trims while reauthorizing standard financing for students and colleges, but there’s one positive change that might sneak by in the process: the bipartisan Deferment for Active Cancer Treatment Act, which would let borrowers defer their student loan payments when they get a cancer diagnosis — and for six more months after their... Read more

  • Perlmutter Helps Expand Opportunity for Community College Transfer Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Student Loan Debt

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) cosponsored the Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2017 to help expand opportunity for community college transfer students. Through the “reverse transfer” process, students who transferred from a community college to a four-year-institution but haven’t completed a bachelor’s degree can apply those additional credits toward an associate’s degree. It’s estimated that about 30% of students who have transferred from a community college t... Read more

  • Perlmutter, Democrats Lead Effort to Force Vote on Student Loan Debt Refinancing Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & the Economy, Student Loan Debt

    Washington, D.C. — This week, U.S. Representatives Joe Courtney (CT-02), Kathy Castor (FL-14), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) led a discharge petition in an effort to force a yes-or-no vote on H.R. 1434, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act. In less than forty-eight hours, nearly 170 House Democrats signed the discharge petition in support of allowing students to refinance existing loans. H.R. 1434 would allow borrowers with existing underg... Read more

  • Tuition fair answers financing questions for college-bound students
    Posted in In the News on February 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt, K-12 Education

    Content originally published by the Westminster Window on February 1st, 2016. More than 400 area students and parents spent their Saturday morning searching for hidden treasure in the least likely of places: Westminster High School. But instead of a pot of gold, the figurative treasure seekers — teens and their parents, mostly — were searching for information to help them pay for post-secondary education without finding a pile of debt waiting at the end of the graduation line. “There’s a lot of... Read more

  • Could this financing model be a solution to the student debt crisis?
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt

    Orginally published in The Denver Business Journal on September 14, 2015. Click here for full article. Read more

  • Proposed Bill Targets Relief from Student Loans
    Posted in In the News on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt

    Click here for full article. Originally published on July 23, 2015 in Architectural Record. Read more

  • Perlmutter Re-Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Assist with Student Loan Debt
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Student Loan Debt

    U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) has re-introduced the National Design Services Act (NDSA) to provide architecture students relief from loan debt in return for community service. This bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Dennis Ross (R-FL), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Brad Ashford (D-NE), Rick Nolan (D-MN) and Gwen Moore (D-WI),will help alleviate student loan debt for thousands of aspiring architects to promote sustainable job growth in our communities. Similar programs have been implemented for lawy... Read more

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