Student Loans And Bankruptcy Filing

The February 21, 2018 issue of the Federal Register indicates that the U.S. Department of Education seeks to ensure that the congressional mandate to except student loans from bankruptcy discharge except in cases of undue hardship is appropriately implemented while also ensuring that borrowers for whom repayment of their student loans would be an undue hardship are not inadvertently discouraged from filing an adversary proceeding in their bankruptcy case. Accordingly, the Department is requesting public comment on factors to be considered. The deadline for responding is May 22, 2018.

The announcement can be obtained at