Partial Borrower Defense Denials Violate Due Process, Privacy Act: Injunction Sought Against DeVos, Department of Education | Press Release
A court filing over the weekend revealed that the U.S. Department of Education secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally used Social Security data to deny loan discharges to students cheated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Consumer Lawyers Want to End Education Department’s Partial Student Debt Relief Plan | The Washington Post
The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic, has asked a federal judge to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers.
Corinthian Students Will Only See Partial Loan Relief | Associated Press
The Department of Education has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools, the Associated Press has learned.
The ‘Morally Suspect’ Way the Government Collects Student Loans | MarketWatch
Three to four nights per week Denise Miner leaves the apartment she shares with her three adult children and one grandchild and spends an hour commuting to Long Island to cook, clean and perform other tasks for members of someone else’s family.
Offset of Tax Refund to Pay Student Loan Debt | Procedurally Taxing
As we head into tax season, many former students face the possibility that the IRS may take their tax refunds to offset defaulted student loans. Project Director Toby Merrill and attorney Alec Harris wrote this blog to help folks who may be facing this possibility.
On ITT and the Education Department, No More Excuses [Op-Ed] | The Washington Post
For years, predatory for-profit colleges have exploited the promise of higher education, cheating students and leaving them in mountains of debt they never should have had. Making it worse, the industry has been enabled by a Department of Education that has made excuse after excuse about why it can not step in to help students.
Students from Defunct ITT Tech Get a Shot at Claiming School’s Remaining Assets | The Washington Post
A federal judge approved a settlement Wednesday allowing former students at ITT Technical Institute to participate in the bankruptcy proceedings of its parent company, giving them a shot at the remaining assets of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators.
ITT Students’ $1.5 Billion Settlement Heard by Judge In Bankruptcy Settlement Today | Press Release
More than $500 Million In Student Debts Would Be Cancelled Due To ITT’s Fraudulent Actions; Landmark Settlement Builds Case For Department Of Education To Cancel Loans of Former ITT Students
Update | ITT Students’ $1.5 Billion Settlement Heard by Judge In Bankruptcy
Today, former ITT students proposed a $1.5 billion settlement claim in bankruptcy court that would cancel more than $500 million in debts. All participants in the case and members of the class have until April 24 to submit their views of the settlement with the court before it is heard for final approval on June 13. This is good news for former ITT students, but there is still a long way to go.
Bankruptcy Court Settlement Could Bring Relief to Some ITT Students | The Boston Globe
Thousands of students nationwide who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute would have nearly $600 million in loans canceled under a proposed court settlement, a significant win for consumers in Massachusetts and elsewhere who have long claimed that the for-profit chain defrauded them out of money and an education.