Rohit Chopra

Rohit Chopra, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, served as the first student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, from 2011 to 2015. He also served as an assistant director of the CFPB, leading the agency’s efforts on students and young consumers. During his tenure, the CFPB took action to address misconduct by private student lenders, student loan servicers, student loan debt collectors, and for-profit colleges. Chopra and his colleagues uncovered a number of harmful practices in the student loan industry, including a scheme to overcharge military families, improper defaults when private student loan co-signers die or file for bankruptcy, and illegal lending practices by publicly traded for-profit college chains. Chopra earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He was also the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship.

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