Legal Services for the Elderly
If you are a Maine resident who is 60 or older and you are having a hard time managing your student lean debt, call the Legal Services for the Elderly Helpline at 1-800-750-5353 to speak to an attorney for free.
Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group of the U.S. Department of Education
The Ombudsman Group is dedicated to helping resolve disputes related to Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans, Guaranteed Student Loans, and Perkins Loans. For more information, visit the Ombudsman Group’s website by clicking here.
National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project
The Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project is a helpful resource for borrowers and their families, and advocates representing student loan borrowers. For more information, visit the Project’s website by clicking here.
Maine Bureau of Consumer Protection’s “Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Student Loans”
The Downeaster Common Sense Guide to Student Loans has helpful information about student loan debt. To get the guide (.pdf) from the Maine Bureau of Consumer Protection, click here.
Federal Trade Commission
The FTC is a government agency that protects American consumers. For more information about your rights with regard to debt collection, visit the FTC’s website by clicking here.