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Project on Predatory Student Lending Hiring a Racial Justice Fellow

The Project on Predatory Student Lending is excited to announce a one-year fellowship! The racial justice fellow will develop cutting-edge litigation to combat the discriminatory efforts of current higher education policies, and lead outreach efforts by engaging with existing clients and community partners and forging new partnerships with communities impacted by the predatory for-profit industry. For…

Ex-Corinthian Students Look To Bar Fed Loan Collections | Law360

The U.S. Department of Education flouted federal law on agency rulemaking and violated the Privacy Act when it suddenly changed its student loan forgiveness policy, a putative class of former students of the now-defunct Corinthian College told a California federal judge Monday, arguing that without a temporary bar on the new policy, they’d be forced to choose between life necessities and loan defaults.

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Hearing Could Determine Fate of Corinthian College Student Loan Debt | CBS Los Angeles

Thousands of ex-Corinthian Colleges students are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a Monday court hearing that could determine whether they still have to pay the loans they took out to attend the now-closed, for-profit colleges.

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Feds Push to Collect From Defrauded Corinthian Students | Courthouse News Service

A Justice Department lawyer on Monday defended cutting loan debt relief for some 100,000 students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, arguing the Department of Education never promised to wipe out all of their debt.

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Student Loans: Court Fight Looms Over Debts of Former Corinthian Colleges Students | USA Today

Thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students face a potentially pivotal court hearing Monday in a battle to erase millions of dollars in loan debt for their studies at the scandal-scarred, for-profit schools.

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Two Key Hearings Scheduled for Monday on Department of Education’s Illegal Attempts to Deny Relief to Former Corinthian Students | Press Release

Two Cases Involve Department’s Abuse of Former Corinthian Students and its Refusal to Discharge Their Debt BOSTON – There are two major court hearings scheduled for Monday involving the Department of Education’s abuse of former Corinthian students and its insistence on continuing to collect on the debts of the defrauded students. The two cases are…

Update | When Student Debt is Not Only Predatory, But Racist

Predatory colleges exploit the promise of higher education by targeting African Americans and people of color with lies and deceptive marketing tactics. An ad used to run on daytime TV: a young woman of color is talking about how she “has a young child” and needs to “hold down the household.” But this didn’t stop…

Attorneys General, Legal Service Organizations Join Push to Demand Loan Cancellation for Cheated For-Profit College Students | Press Release

Briefs Filed This Week Highlight Direct, Long-Term Harm Suffered By Corinthian Borrowers, Severely Compounded By The Department’s Actions BOSTON – Several Attorneys General, legal service organizations, and activists joined the call this week to stop the federal Department of Education from reneging on its promise of debt cancellation to former students of Corinthian Colleges who…

For-Profit Colleges Struggle Despite Assist From DeVos | The Chicago Tribune

The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand.

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Judge Grants April 30 Hearing On Injunction Sought Against DeVos, Department of Education | Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO– A federal Judge has set an April 30 hearing date on a preliminary injunction sought against Secretary Betsy DeVos and the federal Department of Education seeking to block the administration from applying its decision to partially deny loan relief applications brought by defrauded former students of for-profit colleges. Four borrowers filed the motion…