Federal Guidance: Six Principles for Banks Originating Student Loans with Graduated Payments

On January 29, five federal regulatory agencies (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and National Credit Union Administration) issued new guidance regarding private student loans with graduated repayment plans that allow borrowers to make lower monthly payments early in the loan term with increases to coincide with projected income growth.