This comes from Nicole, one of our readers:
“The Sallie Mae article yesterday reminded me that there is a comment period open at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for student loans! They want to hear how student loans, particularly private student loans, have affected lives. You can email them or fill out an online form and have your experience officially entered onto the public record. All the banks and the many many associations that they belong to will be commenting. I hope enough real people see this comment period and drown out those interests.”
The link to email the CFPB or submit your ideas can be found here.
Also servicey is this CFPB post on how students can protect themselves.