US Department of Education Punishes MOHELA

Posted by Russell W. DombrowOct 31, 20230 Comments

The U.S. Department of Education has taken the unusual step of punishing one of the largest federal student loan servicers for failing to send on-time billing statements to 2.5 million borrowers. The department said on Monday that it would withhold $7.2 million in payment owed to the Higher Educ...

New York State Needs Stronger Consumer Protection

Posted by Russell W. DombrowOct 30, 20230 Comments

New York State Senator Leroy Comrie & Assemblymember Helene Weinstein explain why the legislature must pass the Consumer & Small Business Protection Act #CSPA in the upcoming legislative session. Read more here:

Income-Driven Repayment Program Changes Coming

Posted by Russell W. DombrowOct 31, 20220 Comments

@CNBC's Jennifer Liu tells a great story about how the new income-driven repayment program could change the financial direction of #studentloan borrowers, even if student loan #forgiveness doesn't happen after all. #IDR #studentloanlaywer

Key Points: PSLF Summary of Changes

Posted by Russell W. DombrowSep 06, 20220 Comments

For a limited time (October 31, 2022), you may receive credit for past repayment periods on student loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF. If you have FFEL Program loans, Federal Perkins Loans, or other federal student loans, you must consolidate your loans into a Direct Consolidation ...

Russell Dombrow Named a Pro Bono Champion

Posted by Russell W. DombrowSep 25, 20200 Comments

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County named Russell Dombrow of the Dombrow Law Firm a 2020 Pro Bono Champion for his support of the CLARO Legal Clinic.  The CLARO Legal Clinic advises debtors on automotive, consumer, debt, and medical cases.  Russell immediately responded to the call f...