Rohit Chopra Moves to a Bigger Student Loan Stage, at the Department of Education

Early in the summer of 2015 Rohit Chopra announced he would be stepping down from his role as Student Loan Ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). In an email to the Washington Post, CFPB Director Cordray credited Chopra with “…shin[ing] a spotlight on the problems facing millions of student loan borrowers as well as the broader impact of their struggle on our economy. His work is respected among policymakers, advocates, and industry.”

At the time, he declined to say where he was going. While he has since been working at liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress, it seems Chopra has now landed on a much bigger student loan stage; on Monday he started a new job at the Department of Education.

During his tenure at the CFPB Chopra was critical of schools, banks, and servicers in their handling of loans and lack of transparency with borrowers.

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