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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

Project files brief in support of American Federation of Teachers in challenge to repeal of gainful employment rule

“By leaving the repeal of this rule in effect, the Department of Education is leaving the door open for scammers to continue misleading students and enrolling them in failing programs.”   BOSTON – Today, the Project on Predatory Student Lending filed a brief in support of the Plaintiffs’ position in American Federation of Teachers, et…

Student Borrowers Harmed by Dept. of Education’s Unlawful Partial Relief Scheme Drop Lawsuit After Dept. Abandons Policy | Press Release

Student borrowers in the class action lawsuit Pratt v. Cardona (previously Pratt v. DeVos) today moved to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit, after the U.S. Department of Education agreed in March 2021 to end the previous administration’s unlawful partial relief policy for adjudicating borrower defense applications. T

Congress Urged To Stop Propping Up Fraudulent For-Profit Colleges With Federal Pell Grants | Press Release

As part of President Biden’s Build Back Better framework, Democrats in Congress have proposed restricting for-profit colleges from receiving federal funds in the form of Pell Grant awards, a student aid program for those with significant financial need. “Congress should no longer prop this fraudulent industry up with taxpayer funds…that are supposed to help the lowest income students.”

Student Loan Truth: For-Profit Borrowers Keep the Pressure on During NegReg | Blog

As the Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking committee kicked off a second session, student borrowers continued to show up and demand accountability on borrower defense. This time, a common theme emerged: even for those who were finally promised relief by the Biden administration months ago, confusion and delay remain the status quo when it comes to borrower defense.

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.