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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act & Student Loan Servicing Licensing

Webinar

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) (15 USC 1692 et seq.), which became effective in March 1978, was designed to eliminate abusive, deceptive, and unfair debt collection practices. It also protects reputable debt collectors from unfair competition and encourages consistent state action to protect consumers from abuses in debt collection.

In this 60 minute webinar hosted by Aaron Lacey, Mark Belongia will take a deep dive into the FDCPA and what higher education institutions need to consider. 

Topics within the FDCPA to be covered include:

  • Debt and debt collector coverage, as well as communications within debt collection – including with third parties
  • Validation of debts
  • Prohibited and unfair practices
  • False or misleading representations
  • State laws and regulations
  • Examination procedures
  • Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Act
  • Private education student loans

CLE
The live presentation of this webinar was approved for 1.0 hour general CLE credit in California and Illinois and 1.2 hours of general CLE credit in Missouri. If you are interested in receiving credit for watching the recorded presentation, please click here.

Presenter:
Mark Belongia

Originally Presented:
January 24, 2019