Student Lending

CBA is the public policy voice for private-market capital to fund loans supporting America’s students. Private student loans serve important purposes, primarily to provide gap funding for undergraduates who need to pay for college. In addition, for some families and graduate students, private loans can be a sensible alternative to federal loans, especially PLUS loans. Almost 97% of private student loans are being successfully repaid. That is largely due to the high level of underwriting required to receive a private loan, as well as the use of cosigners. Nearly 70% of private student loans are made by six lenders, five of which are CBA Members.  Collectively, private loans account for just 8% of loans being made today. The other 92% are Direct Loans made by the U.S. Department of Education. 

  • June 11, 2019
    Dear Chairman Green and Ranking Member Barr: On behalf of the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA), I would like to share our views about the student loan market and recommendations for improving outcomes for student loan borrowers as the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds the hearing entitled “An Examination of State Efforts to Oversee the $1.5 Trillion Student Loan Servicing...
  • May 20, 2019
    Helping struggling borrowers and fixing the federal student loan system were discussed this week at a joint event hosted by CBA, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Aspen Institution. Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.), top left, offered keynote remarks and stressed the need for better disclosures on federal loans. CBA’s Kris Fallon, center top, presented CBA’s policy recommendations for improving the...
  • April 26, 2019
    Some of our CBA Executive Banking School Year 3 Faculty in Jacksonville, FL meeting to prepare for this year’s session! Interested in EBS? Learn more and submit your students here b efore the May 15, 2019 deadline. See you all July 21-31, 2019 in Greenville, S.C.! Cajun Thoughts: ROBINHOOD IS BACK It appears Robinhood has applied for an OCC charter which means they would have virtually the same...
  • April 22, 2019
    CFPB Director Kraninger offered her first public remarks on Wednesday at a Bipartisan Policy Center event, laying out her vision for the Bureau . Prior to her remarks, several members of the CBA Team attended a breakfast with her. Cajun Thoughts: DIRECTOR KRANINGER’S FIRST PUBLIC REMARKS Many members of the CBA Team attended CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger’s first public remarks as head of the CFPB...
  • April 16, 2019
    CBA Applauds Dept. of Education for Pro-Student Financial Aid Recommendations WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today commended the Department of Education’s new recommendations for changing the way schools advise prospective and current students about financial aid. The Department’s announcement, via the Information for Financial Aid Professionals system, includes many of the...
  • March 25, 2019
    CBA Calls for Bipartisan Commission at CFPB, Other Reforms H.R. 1500 would be unnecessary if CFPB were run by bipartisan commission WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association today wrote House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry in advance of the committee’s markup of H.R. 1500, the Consumers First Act. In addition to stressing the need for an...
  • March 18, 2019
    CBA Statement on White House Higher Education Act Reform Principles CBA poll shows Americans support Administration’s call to place responsible caps on federal student loans to allow access to higher education while preventing overborrowing WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association today released the following statement supporting many of the reforms the Administration outlined in the...
  • March 15, 2019
    CBA LIVE 2019: Don't miss Bank of America Chairman of the Board & CEO Brian Moynihan speak at CBA LIVE about the state of retail banking. Register today here . Mr. Moynihan sat down with CNBC 's 'The Exchange' on Thursday to discuss the bank's efforts toward digital banking, diversity, the U.S. economy and other hot button topics. Bank of America plans to open 500 U.S. branches over the next...
  • March 12, 2019
    CBA Publishes Student Lending Podcast Podcast discusses recent CBA poll & CBA student loan reforms Listen to the podcast here or by clicking on the image below WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association today published a podcast focused on student lending as part of its regular Suite 550 podcast series. The episode features CBA Vice President of Congressional Affairs Kris Fallon CBA...
  • March 8, 2019
    Awesome CBA Deposits & Payments Committee representation at CBA Premier Sponsor Harland Clarke 's Executive Forum in Scottsdale, AZ. From left to right: Vice Chair Desiree Wolfe of Webster Bank ; Matt Wind of Comerica ; Jennifer Dier of Hancock Whitney . Thanks Matt for the picture! Cajun Thoughts: AMERICANS LIKE BIG BANKS You might have read WSJ’s recent article about how Americans love big...

Pages