National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts
On September 18, 2017, the Bureau filed a complaint and proposed consent judgment against several National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts (collectively, the “NCSLTs”). On the same day, the Bureau issued a consent order against Transworld Systems (TSI), the debt collector for several National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts. The Bureau alleges that the NCSLTs brought debt collection lawsuits for private student loan debt that the companies could not prove was owed or was too old to sue over; that they filed false and misleading affidavits or provided false and misleading testimony; and that they falsely claimed that affidavits were sworn before a notary. Soon after the Bureau’s filing, several entities moved to intervene to object to the proposed consent judgment. The judge granted the intervention motions, and on May 31, 2020, the Court denied the Bureau's motion to approve the proposed consent judgment filed with the original complaint. Several of the intervenors then filed motions to dismiss, one of which was granted in part, dismissing the complaint without prejudice. On April 30, 2021, the Bureau filed an amended complaint, adding clarifying allegations related to several issues raised in the motions to dismiss the original complaint. On May 21, 2021, defendants and certain intervenors filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint. That motion and the case remain pending.