The government appears to be speeding toward establishing uniform standards for student loan servicers in light of reports of pervasive problems in the administration of both private and federal loans.

Three federal agencies issued a joint framework Tuesday for developing servicing reforms as one of them — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — says it is considering industrywide rules. The joint statement of servicing "principles" came out the same day that the CFPB released results of a public inquiry that sought comments from consumers on their loan-servicing experiences.

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