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The $1.7 Billion Student Loan Deal That Was Too Good to Be True | New York Times
DeVry, ITT Tech students among thousands of defrauded borrowers to receive $415 million in loan cancellation | Washington Post
Project on Predatory Student Lending
New Report Details Massive Scale of Fraud and Abuse at Notorious For-Profit College ITT Tech | Press Release
Student Borrowers Respond to Institutions’ Attempts to Intervene in Borrower Defense Settlement | Press Release
Student borrowers filed a brief in the lawsuit Sweet v. Cardona, in response to colleges’ motions to intervene in the proposed joint settlement agreement that, upon court approval, will immediately approve the borrower defense applications of approximately 200,000 individuals and cancel at least $6 billion in federal student loans.
My Journey to Sweet Relief: “Know Your Rights, and Never Stop Fighting for Them.” | Blog
As the named plaintiff in Sweet v. Cardona, Theresa Sweet has been in the fight for justice since the very beginning. Upon learning about our proposed settlement with the Department of Education, she had a lot to say. Read about Theresa’s journey to #sweetrelief.
Landmark Borrower Defense Settlement to Cancel Over $6 Billion in Student Loans for 200,000 Borrowers | Release
Student borrowers filed a joint motion for approval of a settlement with the US Department of Education in the class action lawsuit Sweet v. Cardona.
How Corinthian Students Won a $6B Loan Cancellation Battle | Blog
For over seven years, these borrowers fought tirelessly to Cancel Corinthian. Last week, VP Harris joined the Department of Education to finally announce that it would cancel all federal student loans from Corinthian Colleges — relieving more than 560,000 student borrowers of over $5.8 billion in Corinthian debt.
Former Corinthian Students Claim Victory at the Department of Education’s Debt Cancellation Announcement | Press Release
Today, the Department of Education announced that it will cancel all federal student loans from Corinthian Colleges, the chain of for-profit colleges known for scamming and defrauding borrowers.
Statement On Student Loan Discharge for Borrowers Cheated by Marinello Schools of Beauty | Press Release
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced that 28,000 borrowers who attended Marinello Schools of Beauty will receive loan discharges totaling approximately $238 million, as part of a group borrower defense discharge.
The Biden Administration’s DOJ Continues to Shield DeVos in Borrower Defense Proceeding | Press Release
Student borrowers in the lawsuit Sweet v. Cardona (formerly Sweet v. DeVos) on Monday filed a response to a court request asking whether the issue of deposing former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos should be reheard “en banc” in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. If granted, a panel of judges in the Ninth Circuit would reconsider whether Plaintiffs will be allowed to depose former Secretary DeVos about her knowledge surrounding the Department of Education’s long-delayed borrower defense process.
In Case You Missed It: A National Spotlight On ITT’s Fraud and Abuse | Blog
Just last week, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois used his time on the Senate floor to bring the “Dreams Destroyed” report before his Congressional colleagues.
Student Borrower Advocates Ask Education Department to Cancel 25+-Year-Old Debts from Closed For-Profit Colleges | Press Release
Student borrower advocates submitted a group closed school discharge request today to the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of all student borrowers, including their clients, who attended a for-profit school listed in the Department’s official closed school search file with a closure date prior to January 1, 1994. Due to the timing of their loans, these borrowers lack access to alternative borrower defense rights to cancel their loans.
Student borrowers are keeping the pressure up in 2022 | Blog
In just three months of 2022, we’ve seen notable progress in the fight towards holding predatory for-profit colleges and those who enable them accountable. From a scathing report detailing ITT’s decades of wrongdoing, to students in Sweet v. Cardona calling out the growing borrower defense backlog, borrowers are not letting up and keeping the pressure on the Education Department’s arbitrarily long and winding road to justice.