Student borrower rights forum set for Nov. 21

Published November 19, 2019

The New York State Department of Financial Services is hosting an event at UB to discuss student loan debt and new consumer protections and rules the department issued in October, as well as ways the agency can be a resource for students and those still paying their student loans.

The session, which is open to the public, runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in 105 Harriman Hall, South Campus.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Department of Financial Services Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell will speak during the session, which aims to protect New York State’s 2.8 million student borrowers from abusive practices in the student lending and servicing industry.

Anyone who can’t attend the session and believes they are a victim of abusive practices by a lender or student loan servicer should call the DFS hotline at 800-342-3736, or file a complaint online.