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Tackle the different types of student loan debt

Austin Smith, JD | 3 May 2017 | Spotlight, Student Loans

Enhance your practice by assisting new and past clients with student loan debt.  Explore the Student Loan Analyzer tool in…

Understanding Cost of Attendance

Austin Smith, JD | 2 May 2017 |

The Cost of Attendance (“COA”) can be a tricky concept.  But at the end of the day, the COA represents the total amount of…

Murray v. ECMC

Austin Smith, JD | 1 May 2017 | Court Decisions, Student Loans

More hope for student debtors out of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas.   There is a popular mi…

Fern v. US Department of Education

Austin Smith, JD | 28 Apr 2017 | Court Decisions, Student Loans

One of the problems with litigating against the federal government is that when you win, they very often always appeal the…

Three tips for negotiating student loan settlements

Austin Smith, JD | 27 Apr 2017 | Student Loans

Very few civil actions ever see trial.  The statistics bear this out, and suggest that 98% of all cases settle before trial…