Come be a part of the innovative highly skilled Next Gen team within Federal Student Aid!

The Next Gen initiative is transforming Federal Student Aid to provide a world-class student aid customer experience using industry best-in-class financial services technologies to provide better outcomes for students and greater value to taxpayers. We are deploying a mobile-first mobile-complete digital customer service experience.

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At Federal Student Aid (FSA), we are proud sponsors of the American mind. As a principal office of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), FSA provides students and families financial assistance for higher education, and we promote the value of postsecondary education to society. We ensure that all eligible students and families can benefit from federal financial aid for education or training beyond high school.

The Borrower Defense Group in the FSA Enforcement Office adjudicates and issues decisions on claims by individual borrowers who assert a defense to repayment of their Federal student loans based on an act or omission of an institution of higher education that gives rise to a cause of action under State law or Federal regulations, as applicable. General Attorneys in the Borrower Defense Group perform the following duties:

Analyze, investigate, and adjudicate borrower defense claims. 

Conduct legal research and draft legal memoranda/reports detailing relevant evidence, applicable laws and regulations, and bases for recommendations and adjudication decisions. 

Develop and implement strategies and improved processes and systems to efficiently analyze, investigate, and decide borrower defense claims.  

Provide legal advice to supervisor and Enforcement Office resulting in formulation and implementation of management decisions.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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