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Oklahoma Student Borrower's Bill of Rights Act
Pursuant to 42 O.S. Section 170-172:
No student loan servicer shall;
1. Directly or indirectly employ any scheme, device or artifice to defraud or mislead student loan borrowers;
2. Engage in any unfair or deceptive practice toward any person or misrepresent or omit any material information in connection with the servicing of a student education loan including, but not limited to, misrepresenting the amount, nature or terms of any fee or payment due or claimed to be due on a student education loan, the terms and conditions of the loan agreement or the borrower’s obligations under the loan;
3. Obtain property by fraud or misrepresentation;
4. Incorrectly apply or fail to apply student education loan payments to the outstanding balance of a student education loan;
5. Provide inaccurate information to a credit bureau, thereby harming a student loan borrower’s creditworthiness;
6. Fail to report both the favorable and unfavorable payment history of the student loan borrower to a nationally recognized consumer credit bureau at least annually if the student loan servicer regularly reports information to a credit bureau, except in the case of loan rehabilitation;
7. Refuse to communicate with an authorized representative of the student loan borrower who provides a written authorization signed by the student loan borrower, provided the student loan servicer may adopt procedures reasonably related to verifying that the representative is in fact authorized to act on behalf of the student loan borrower;
8. Make any false statement or misrepresentation by omission of a material fact in connection with any information or reports filed with a governmental agency or in connection with any investigation conducted by a governmental agency;
9. Fail to inform borrowers of the federal income repayment options before offering deferment or forbearance as an option; or
10. Inform student loan borrower if their type of loan does not qualify for loan forgiveness programs.
For additional information visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website, here.