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Student Loan Compliance
Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp (TG)

The Membership Department here at the State Bar of Texas is only responsible for making sure that you have, or are, complying with the rules on this page for repayment of your student loan, not with notifying you of non-compliance. Failure to inform us of a notice received by TG, or to comply, could result in your suspension from the practice of law.

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Have You Received a Notice from the TG?

If you have received a notice from Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG) that you are in default on your loan, you must comply* with one of the following:

  • Submit a certificate issued by TG to the State Bar of Texas certifying a repayment agreement on the defaulted loan within 60 days from the date of your notice.
  • Submit a certificate issued by TG to the State Bar of Texas certifying that you are not in default on your loan, within 60 days from the date of your notice.
  • Submit a letter to the Clerk of the Supreme Court within 20 days of the date of your notice with a request for a public hearing to establish error with TG default reporting. Please include your specific grounds in the letter.

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TG Steps

Once you receive a notice from TG that you are in default on your loan:

  1. Contact TG for your next steps. The Collections Department at TG has information on defaulted loans, and certificates of compliance are issued directly by TG.

    TG phone: (800) 222-6297

    Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG), Website: Visit the TG website to get the details about handling your default.

    Again, the membership department here at the State Bar of Texas is only concerned with whether you are current with TG, not in notifying you or securing repayment.

    Do not call the Supreme Court or the State Bar of Texas for your next steps as we are unable to assist you.


  2. Once you receive your certificate of compliance from TG, you must mail a copy to us at:
Address

State Bar of Texas
Membership Department/TG Compliance
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78711-2487

Or fax a copy to:

Membership Department/TG Compliance
512.427.4424

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What Happens Next

Did you comply within 60 days? Then State Bar of Texas removes you from the TG “default list” after we receive the proper documentation.

Did you comply after the 60 day period? If so, you may have been suspended by the State Bar of Texas. Once we receive the proper documentation here at the Bar, our Membership Department will reinstate you.

If you requested a court hearing, the Clerk of the Supreme Court notifies us via mail. The Membership Department at the Bar then removes you from the “default list” that we receive from TG.

Footnotes:

* The Rules for Suspension of Attorneys in Default of their Guaranteed Student Loans were adopted by the Supreme Court of Texas on June 18, 1996. See “Order of the Supreme Court of Texas,” June 18, 1996, 59 Tex. B. J. 844 (1996)

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