StudentLoanJustice.Org is a grassroots citizens organization dedicated to returning standard consumer protections to student loans. The group was started in March of 2005 and has focused primarily on research, media outreach, and grassroots lobbying initiatives.
The group and its members have been featured on 60 Minutes (top story), 20/20, PBS, NPR, Fox News, The News Hour, CNBC, and many other television programs, print media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, VICE News, Fortune Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many others as well as numerous radio and internet broadcasts. The group is also featured in multiple documentaries.
StudentLoanJustice.Org was credited as the inspiration for The Student Borrower Bill of Rights and other legislation, and has broken numerous news items in the press with its research findings regarding conflicts of interest in the student loan system, Student Debt levels, Default Rates, corporate lobbying, and other areas.
Group Founder Alan Collinge has written numerous articles and editorials on the topic, and also published The Student Loan Scam in 2009. He was selected as one of seven “Financial Heroes” by CNN/Money Magazine in December 2008.