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Feds reassure: No jail time for student loan defaults

Pete Kasperowicz
The Department of Education this week assured millions of people with student loans that there’s no risk of serving time in prison if they default on those loans, despite a recent news story indicating a jail time might be possible.

“America hasn’t had debtors’ prisons for nearly two centuries, and you cannot be arrested simply for not paying your student loans,” the department’s communications director, Matt Lehrich, wrote in a blog post.

Lehrich wrote that when people fall behind on their loan payments, several things can happen, but in no case can a person end up in prison for non-payment.

First, he wrote, the…

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