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The U.S. Department of Education currently has responsibility for all federally-backed student loans that go into default through its Federal Student Aid unit. In addition to using extensive internal resources to rehabilitate some borrowers, FSA contracts with 22 private collection agencies to help recover the debt. FSA updates the performance of each collection agency in a comprehensive report every month.

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Dept. of Education PCA Program Still a Driver of Small Business Growth

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) Private Collection Agency (PCA) program remains an opportunity for small businesses despite recent wrangling over five contractor suspensions in March and a bid process for large (“unrestricted”) contractors still incomplete after two years. Goals have gone up over the last two years, with ED’s prime and subcontracting goals now at 20% and 33%, respectively.

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MyGovWatch.com Makes Federal Debt Collection Report Available

Collingswood, NJ:  MyGovWatch.com has made available for download a free copy of a report the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) provides annually to the U.S. Congress on Federal non-tax government receivables and debt collection activities of U.S. government agencies. MyGovWatch.com offers subscribers insider access to the past, present, and future of government and student loan […]

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USA Funds Sues Department of Education Over Collection Fees

Student loan guaranty agency USA Funds (USA) filed suit last week in federal court against the Department of Education over a letter the Department sent on July 10, 2015 prohibiting agencies from imposing collection fees on borrowers who default on their loans but initiate payment arrangements within 60 days. The agency claims the letter amounts to capricious and irrational rulemaking that will harm consumers.

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Veteran-Owned Firms Sought to Collect Federal Student Loans

Collingswood, NJ: Fed Cetera has announced it is seeking veteran-owned, small-business collection agencies to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to compete for new business collecting Federal student loans in 2015 and beyond. Such firms may be selected to work as Federal subcontractors on United States Department of Education (ED) Private Collection Agency (PCA) […]

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RCB Achieves Federal HUBZone Certification

Philadelphia, PA – Revenue Collection Bureau, Inc. (RCB), based in Philadelphia, PA, today announced it has achieved Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to Federal procurement opportunities. The program was enacted into law as […]

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WOSB Small Business Status Achieved by NRS

Lockport, NY: National Recovery Solutions, LLC (NRS www.nrsolutionsllc.com), based in Lockport, NY, today announced it is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) following a company restructuring in which Kinda Baker, a company founder in 2006, took a majority ownership in the firm and assumed CEO responsibilities. This ownership change enables creditors and government contractors to retain […]