2019: A Year of Student Victories And Holding Betsy DeVos Accountable | Update
Project on Predatory Student Lending
DeVos Held In Contempt For Illegal Collection of Student Debts | Press Release
The Washington Post
DeVos and Education Dept. could face new sanctions for violating a court order | The Washington Post
Turning to Courts for Loan Forgiveness | Inside Higher Ed
Earlier this year, Sarah Dieffenbacher closed the book on a two-year legal fight with the U.S. Department of Education over her student loan debt. But the resolution was unsatisfying to Dieffenbacher. Instead of getting a ruling on the loan-forgiveness claim she filed for debt racked up at the former Everest College, the department discharged her loans through bankruptcy court.
Update | Judge Declares Department of Education’s Seizure of Corinthian Colleges Borrowers’ Tax Refunds Illegal
A federal judge ruled this week that the Department of Education illegally took the tax refunds of two former Corinthian College students to pay their student loans, without addressing the assertion that these loans are fraudulent and unenforceable. Now, the Department may not take their tax refunds unless and until it makes a reasoned decision…
Judge Declares Department of Education’s Seizure of Corinthian Colleges Borrowers’ Tax Refunds Illegal | Press Release
A federal judge ruled that the Department of Education illegally took the tax refunds of two former Corinthian College students to pay their student loans, without addressing the assertion that these loans are fraudulent and unenforceable. Now, the Department may not take their tax refunds unless and until it makes a reasoned decision about the assertions of fraud.
Feds Found Widespread Fraud at Corinthian Colleges. Why are Students Still Paying the Price? | The Washington Post
Nearly 80,000 students of defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection, even though the U.S. Department of Education unearthed enough evidence of fraud to forgive their student loans, according to an investigation by the staff of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
The U.S. Government Is Collecting Student Loans It Promised to Forgive | Bloomberg
The Obama administration has been actively seeking loan payments from thousands of former students eligible for a debt-forgiveness program.
Update | Lawsuit Against U.S. Departments of Education & Treasury
A former student of Everest Institute filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court to challenge the government’s continued collection of defaulted federal student loans from low-income people who borrowed in order to attend a school operated by the disgraced and defunct Corinthian Colleges chain.
Elizabeth Warren Trains Her Sights on a New Target | Bloomberg
The U.S. Department of Education’s debt collectors may be violating the law by collecting on defaulted federal student loan debt that’s likely invalid yet owed by “vast numbers” of defrauded for-profit college students, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) charged Thursday.
Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education
A former student of the defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. is suing the U.S. Education Department to ”halt the certification of all Corinthian-related debts,” as a U.S. senator wrote to the department asking why it was collecting such debts.
Elizabeth Warren Says Government is Forcing Student Borrowers to Pay ‘Fraudulent Debts’ | MarketWatch
Tens of thousands of borrowers who were victims of fraud by their college are losing their tax refunds, Social Security benefits, and facing other debt collection practices over their student loans, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Update | Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor Wins Major Second Circuit Victory against the Department of Education
Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor won her appeal against the Department of Education, contending that it should stop trying to collect on loans given to students who attended schools operated by Wilfred American Educational Corporation (Wilfred) because the Department knew that Wilfred routinely lied about student loan eligibility.