The Washington Post
Federal Judge Holds DeVos in Contempt in Loan Case, Slaps Education Department with $100,000 Fine | Washington Post
Project on Predatory Student Lending
DeVos Held In Contempt For Illegal Collection of Student Debts | Press Release
Amanda’s Everest Institute Story | Blog
UPDATE: Judge Grants Class Certification to 200,000 Student Borrowers in Sweet v. DeVos | Blog
A judge certified the class of more than 200,000 borrowers in Sweet v. DeVos, a case that seeks to force the Department of Education to process their borrower defense applications.
Scott Calls on DeVos to Testify About Stalled ‘Borrower Defense’ Claims after Judge’s Contempt Finding | Politico Pro
The chairman of the House education committee wants Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to testify about pending loan forgiveness claims by former Corinthian Colleges students after a federal judge last week held her in contempt and imposed a $100,000 fine for improperly collecting some of those loans.
Backlog of student loan fraud claims tops 210K, with processing stalled | Politico Pro
The number of federal student loan borrowers who are waiting for the Education Department to make a decision on their application for loan forgiveness based on alleged fraud by their college now exceeds 200,000 borrowers, according to new federal data released today.
My Student Loan Truth: Lyndsie’s Art Institute Story | Blog
Lyndsie attended the Art Institute of California, where she was pressured into signing up for a design program and significant student loans. She soon realized that the school was a “joke” and her degree was worthless.
Defrauded by Colleges, Students Wait in Vain for Federal Help | Austin Statesman
In 2013, Morgan Marler decided she wanted a career in computers. At the time, the now-29-year-old was living in Arlington and looking for a job that would pay well and give her a purpose. She enrolled in ITT Technical Institute, one of the nation’s largest for-profit schools. It had been in business for 50 years and had eight campuses in Texas, a fact that reassured Marler. Counselors told her she could expect to make $60,000 with a degree in network system administration.
DeVos Sued by Students Seeking College Loan Relief | Detroit Free Press
Former students of predatory, for-profit colleges are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, claiming the U.S. Department of Education intentionally refused to process their applications for federal loan relief. According to the Huffington Post, DeVos halted the implementation of the Borrower Defense to Repayment regulation in June 2017, leaving the plaintiffs of the lawsuit, and many other students who were not listed, in crippling debt and without a clear path to financial recovery.
I’m Drowning In $120K Of Student Debt And I’m Suing Betsy DeVos To Make Her Fix That | HuffPost
I am drowning in more than $120,000 of student debt after being defrauded by a for-profit college, and I refuse to wait for relief from the Trump administration. That’s why I am going on the offense and suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. More than 158,000 other former students are doing the same.
At the US Education Department, Applications for Loan Forgiveness Languish | CNBC
When Morgan Marler’s 5-year-old daughter, Lilian, asks her why she doesn’t work anymore, Marler doesn’t know what to say. “I can’t explain debt to her,” Marler, 29, said. “And how I went to school and it was all for nothing.” Marler attended ITT Technical Institute, a now-shuttered for-profit school, between 2013 and 2016.
Lawsuit Accuses For-Profit Colleges of Deceptive Practices | Telegram
Growing up on a farm in Lunenburg, Jessica Jacobson dreamed of becoming the first in her family to go to college. She graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg in 2002, and went on to get an associate degree in web design from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner.
Student Loan Truth: Jessica’s Art Institute Story | Blog
I’m beyond disappointed about the fact that the government isn’t doing anything to stop these schools from defrauding students in the first place. The fact that there is no protection for a vulnerable 21 year old signing a loan for the first time and being taken advantage of isn’t fair or responsible. You shouldn’t need a lawyer to be able to go to college.