Did you attend one of these for-profit colleges?
ITT Technical Institute
ITT declared bankruptcy in late 2016, when it faced lawsuits and investigations by many state and federal enforcement agencies and multiple whistleblowers. The Project on Predatory Student Lending represents a class of 750,000 former ITT students in the bankruptcy, and has cancelled more than $500 million in institutional debt. Information about the case can be found here, and news coverage about the case can be found here. If you attended ITT, click to learn more about this case and how it may impact you.
Everest, Heald, and WyoTech
Everest, Heald, and WyoTech were owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, Inc. The Project on Predatory Student Lending has multiple lawsuits against the Department of Education challenging its collection of federal student loan debt from Corinthian students. Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos is a nation-wide class action lawsuit against the Department of Education for denying relief to tens of thousands of former Corinthian students. News coverage of the Project's Corinthian cases can be found here. If you are attended Everest, Heald, or Wyotech, click to learn about how the Calvillo Manriquez case may impact you.
Art Institutes, South University, Argosy University
Education Management Corporation (EDMC) owned Art Institutes, South University, and Argosy University. EDMC sold most of its schools to the Dream Center. In June of 2018, EDMC filed for bankruptcy, and the Dream Center announced it is closing at least 30 of the campuses it bought. In January 2019, Dream Center entered into a federal receivership, at which time federal student aid stipends had not been distributed to Argosy University Students. For more information about federal student aid stipends at Argosy University, click here. Information about the Project's current FOIA litigation to get documents related to EDMC can be found here, and news coverage can be found here. If you currently attend an EDMC or Dream Center campus, click below to see our post about how the bankruptcy and closed campuses may impact you.
Did you attend a for-profit college that closed?
If you attended a for-profit college that closed while you were enrolled, or if you withdrew within 120 days before the school closed, click below for information about closed school discharge.
Are you a current for-profit college student?
Have you attended a for-profit college?
If you are attending or have attended a for-profit college and need legal help with student debt problems, contact us by filling out our online intake form or calling our hotline, 617-390-2669. We may or may not be able to provide you individual assistance.