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Free My Future

NextGen Policy is dedicated to protecting student loan borrowers in California and addressing inequities in the student debt repayment and loan forgiveness programs by advancing policies that help all student borrowers access affordable higher education and become debt-free.

The California Student Debt Challenge

We’re taking part in the California Student Debt Challenge to help Californian’s access their fair share of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which cancels the remainder of qualifying public service workers’ federal student loans after ten years of work. We’re asking public service employers to take on the CA Challenge and agree to help their student borrower employees learn about the PSLF program, check their eligibility, and apply for loan forgiveness before the deadline on October 31, 2022!

 

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Our Student Debt Advocacy Wins

NextGen has fought, and continues to fight, to address the inequities in the student loan repayment and loan forgiveness programs by advancing policies that help all student borrowers become debt-free. Below you will find a few of our big wins!

AB 424
Private Student Loan Collections Reform Act (Stone)
Signed by the Governor in 2021, this bill protects borrowers with private student loans from abusive, predatory debt collection lawsuits.
$10 Million Budget Allocation to DFPI
2022 Budget Win!
Creating a student loan borrower outreach campaign at the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI).
AB 376
Student Borrower Bill of Rights (Stone)
Signed by the Governor in 2020, this bill protects student borrowers against predatory lending by student loan servicers.
CSAC Student Debt Workgroup
2020 Budget Win!
The Budget Act of 2020 created the Student Debt Workgroup at the California Student Aid Commission, to research strategies and concepts to ensure that borrowers are able to access the most financially beneficial loan programs, most affordable repayment plans, and any available debt service forgiveness programs.
AB 424
Private Student Loan Collections Reform Act (Stone)
Signed by the Governor in 2021, this bill protects borrowers with private student loans from abusive, predatory debt collection lawsuits.
$10 Million Budget Allocation to DFPI
2022 Budget Win!
Creating a student loan borrower outreach campaign at the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI).
AB 376
Student Borrower Bill of Rights (Stone)
Signed by the Governor in 2020, this bill protects student borrowers against predatory lending by student loan servicers.
CSAC Student Debt Workgroup
2020 Budget Win!
The Budget Act of 2020 created the Student Debt Workgroup at the California Student Aid Commission, to research strategies and concepts to ensure that borrowers are able to access the most financially beneficial loan programs, most affordable repayment plans, and any available debt service forgiveness programs.
AB 424
Private Student Loan Collections Reform Act (Stone)
Signed by the Governor in 2021, this bill protects borrowers with private student loans from abusive, predatory debt collection lawsuits.
$10 Million Budget Allocation to DFPI
2022 Budget Win!
Creating a student loan borrower outreach campaign at the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI).

Student Loan Debt Resources

Take a look at loan forgiveness fact sheets, educational webinars, resources and important key dates for California’s student borrowers below.

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Stay connected with us & let’s work together to help achieve a future free from student debt!