Student Loans

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Student Loans

In New York City, more than one in six—or approximately 1 million—adults have at least one student loan and collectively they owe $34.8 billion. Given the negative impact that student loan debt has on the daily economic lives of New Yorkers and the detrimental effect it has on achieving equality in our city, the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)—formerly Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)—is employing a multi-pronged approach of education, advocacy, and enforcement to tackle this issue. Learn about our public education campaign, Be Real About Student Loans

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