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Student Borrowers and Advocates Declare September as Borrower Defense Action Month | Press Release

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Biden Administration Drops Appeal of Legal Decision Granting former Corinthian Colleges Students Debt Relief | Washington Post

Student Loan Truth: The Real Heroes of NegReg

On October 4-8, the Department of Education held their second Negotiation Rulemaking, or NegReg, session of the year. This year, the broken borrower defense process is one of the top areas of discussion, and the Department of Education refused to include the very students who experience this process firsthand.

Biden Administration Goes to Bat for Betsy DeVos, Tries to Shield Her from Deposition in Students’ Class Action Lawsuit | Law and Crime

The Biden administration argued Wednesday that former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos should not have to give deposition testimony in a class action suit over the Department of Education’s (DOE) mishandling of thousands of student loans.

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DeVos Urges Skeptical 9th Circ. To Quash Loan Relief Depo | Law360

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education urged the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to quash her deposition subpoena in a lawsuit by student borrowers seeking forgiveness from “predatory” for-profit college loans, but panelists indicated they were struggling to see how the lower court “clearly erred” issuing it.

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ADVISORY: Hearing Scheduled for Wednesday on Deposition of Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Student borrowers on Wednesday will argue in a federal appeals court hearing that a subpoena to depose former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the class action lawsuit Sweet v. Cardona (formerly Sweet v. DeVos) must proceed.

Advocates and Borrowers Raise Significant Concerns as ED Declines to Name For-Profit College Borrowers to Rulemaking Committee on Borrower Defense | Press Release

The Project on Predatory Student Lending today raised significant concerns that the U.S. Department of Education has failed to select any former for-profit college borrowers for its negotiated rulemaking committee, including rejecting a nominee with the support of more than 1,200 former for-profit college students – the very people who have been most significantly harmed by the broken borrower defense process.

Jonathan’s DeVry Student Loan Truth: “My degree has held me back more than it has benefited me” | Blog

When Jonathan H. attended DeVry University, they promised him a lucrative career in gaming – which turned out to be a “flop program.” Jonathan recently submitted testimony for the record in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Student Loan Bankruptcy Reform, in support of a bill sponsored by Senator Durbin that would make it possible for borrowers to discharge student loans through bankruptcy. Here’s Jonathan’s story.

Student Loan Truth: For Former Corinthian Students, a Never-Ending Road to Justice | Blog

Corinthian Colleges was one of the most notoriously bad actors in the for-profit college industry – so much so that many people assume these debts have already been cancelled. That’s not true – yet.

Student Borrowers and Advocates Declare September as Borrower Defense Action Month | Press Release

The Project on Predatory Student Lending today joined advocates and former for-profit college students to declare September as Borrower Defense Action Month. Former students and advocates are encouraging those who attended a predatory for-profit college and were defrauded to file a Borrower Defense to Repayment, asking the U.S. Department of Education to cancel their fraudulent loans.

Statement on Extended Closed School Discharges for ITT Borrowers | Press Release

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will make $1.1 billion in closed school discharges available to an additional 115,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute (ITT). According to the Department, this segment of borrowers includes those who did not complete their degree or credential and left ITT on or after March 31, 2008. 

How Long Would You Wait to Get Your Life Back? An ITT Student Loan Truth | Blog

Predatory for-profit colleges like ITT have defrauded students for years, targeting low-income families and intentionally making the enrollment process fast-paced and confusing because their goal is to make as much money as they can with as little return as they can offer. Students are then left with thousands of dollars in debt and worthless degrees.