Overturning the 2019 Borrower Defense Rule and What It Means for Borrowers | Blog
A rare bipartisan vote gives President Trump a chance to act in the interest of student borrowers.
My Student Loan Truth: Brandon Hurshman and Melissa Arroyo’s Art Institute Story | Blog
Brandon and Melissa just wanted an education. Instead, what they got from the Art Institute was a lot of unfulfilled promises and a heavy burden of fraudulent debt. In fact, the engaged couple says the only positive thing that came out of that school was finding each other.
My Student Loan Truth: Shaun’s Art Institute Story | Blog
Secretary DeVos’s new Borrower Defense rules will gut important protections for students cheated by for-profit colleges. The rules would impose near-impossible standards for defrauded students seeking their rights to loan cancellation, a process that the Department has already made incredibly difficult for students like Shaun Joyce.
IRS Moves to Prevent Defrauded Borrowers from Massively Overpaying Taxes | Blog
Defrauded students already face an uphill battle enforcing their legal right to a loan discharge. Even when borrowers were able to discharge their loans by asserting a borrower defense, a common problem was faced by almost everyone who vindicated their legal rights: the tax consequences. The fact that many people who are defrauded by the…
Dear Presidential Candidates: Yes, You Can Cancel All Student Debt on Day One | Blog
With the presidential primaries now in full swing, the issue of the nation’s whopping $1.5 trillion in student loan debt – and whether to cancel it – has become a popular topic, highlighting a growing consensus that the current system of debt-financed higher education is broken.
My Student Loan Truth: Jared’s South University Story | Blog
When the Dream Center chain collapsed, thousands of students were left stranded and scammed of education. Jared Russell was one of them.
2019: A Year of Student Victories And Holding Betsy DeVos Accountable | Update
2019 was a landmark year for student borrowers cheated by for-profit colleges. The issue captured national attention as elected officials, advocates, students, media and the general public have tuned in to injustices taking place within the for-profit college industry, at the hand of the U.S. Department of Education. We continue to be inspired by students…
My Student Loan Truth: Andrea’s Story | Blog
When the Department of Education seized Andrea’s tax refunds to pay for bogus student loan debt from Corinthian Colleges, there were devastating effects for her entire family.
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.
My Student Loan Truth: Amanda’s Everest Institute Story | Blog
“A lot of people worked hard, graduated at the top of their class, and were still left in this spot. We were cheated. It destroys your faith in the government and in our system of education and I think it’s important to stand up to that.”