Send Us Your Questions For The CFPB’s Student Loan Ombudsman

Rohit Chopra, Associate Director of the CFPB, Student Loan Ombudsman, and Question-Answerer.

Rohit Chopra, Associate Director of the CFPB, Student Loan Ombudsman, and Question-Answerer.

In addition to the masses of consumers currently paying down their student loans, there are millions of Americans who are either about to pick a financial aid package for college or are just being hit with their first post-college loan payments. So we figured it was a good time to take some questions on the subject.

Luckily, Rohit Chopra, Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the agency’s first Student Loan Ombudsman, has agreed to respond to questions from Consumerist readers about student loans.

Prospective students may want to know about the best way to compare aid packages, or about programs that schools and private lenders might not be too keen to tell you about.

Maybe you’re in school and you’re worrying about your ability to pay when you graduate. Or perhaps you want to take a leave of absence but don’t know how that will impact your loans.

And if you already owe a small piece of the country’s approximately $1 trillion in student loan debt, you might have questions about repayment programs or consolidation, or the ramifications of defaulting.

Or maybe you just want to ask about rising tuition costs, the private student loan market, co-signed loans, or any other financial matters related to these loans.

So if you have a question for Mr. Chopra, send it to tips@consumerist.com with “DEAR ROHIT” in the subject line. He will provide us with the responses, which we will then post in the coming weeks.