NOTICE REGARDING THE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that Higher Education Loan Authority of the State of Missouri ("MOHELA") violated the law by placing in excess of two telephone calls in a seven-day period to Massachusetts consumers to collect student loan debt.

A settlement fund of $600,000 has been established to pay valid claims, attorney's fees, costs, any incentive award to the Class Representative (Marie Coughlin) and settlement administration costs. If you received in excess of two telephone calls within a seven-day period to your residence, cellular or other telephone number at some point between March 13, 2016 and December 22, 2021 from MOHELA, you may be entitled to receive an equal share of the fund. The final cash payment will depend on the total  number of valid and timely claims filed by all Class Members. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don't act so read this notice carefully.


YOUR OPTIONS

OPTION 1: 

Submit a Claim Form

Deadline: July 11, 2022

Complete and Submit a Claim Form and receive an equal share of the Settlement Fund.

By completing and submitting a Claim Form you may recover an equal share of the Settlement Fund. This is the only way to claim and receive from the Fund. 

OPTION 2:

Do Nothing

If you do nothing, you will not receive a share of the settlement fund, but you will release claims you may have against MOHELA related to this case.

OPTION 3:

Object

Deadline: July 11, 2022

Object to the terms of the Settlement Agreement.

You may may object to the terms of the Settlement Agreement and have your objections heard at the August 8, 2022 Fairness Hearing