How Corinthian Students Won a $6B Loan Cancellation Battle | Blog
For over seven years, these borrowers fought tirelessly to Cancel Corinthian. Last week, VP Harris joined the Department of Education to finally announce that it would cancel all federal student loans from Corinthian Colleges — relieving more than 560,000 student borrowers of over $5.8 billion in Corinthian debt.
In Case You Missed It: A National Spotlight On ITT’s Fraud and Abuse | Blog
Just last week, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois used his time on the Senate floor to bring the “Dreams Destroyed” report before his Congressional colleagues.
Student borrowers are keeping the pressure up in 2022 | Blog
In just three months of 2022, we’ve seen notable progress in the fight towards holding predatory for-profit colleges and those who enable them accountable. From a scathing report detailing ITT’s decades of wrongdoing, to students in Sweet v. Cardona calling out the growing borrower defense backlog, borrowers are not letting up and keeping the pressure on the Education Department’s arbitrarily long and winding road to justice.
Student Loan Truth: Gainful Employment Not Guaranteed | Blog
One topic that came up again and again during the Department of Education’s February Negotiated Rulemaking sessions was gainful employment of for-profit college graduates – or the lack thereof.
How the Arbitrary Borrower Defense Process Failed These Student Borrowers | Blog
It’s no secret that the Department of Education has repeatedly let defrauded student borrowers down. Part of the problem is the arbitrary borrower defense process the Department of Education has used to determine who gets relief and who doesn’t. Take Jen and Debi – two borrowers with almost identical stories who both applied for borrower defense, but only one got her loans cancelled.
Myrna Figueroa’s NegReg Comments | Blog
The following is a transcript from the Department of Education’s Negotiated Rulemaking session on January 18, 2022. During the public comment period, students are encouraged to share their comments on their experiences. Here is Myrna’s story.
Year in Review: 2021 Brings Big Wins and New Battles for Defrauded Borrowers | Blog
2021 ushered in a new Presidential administration and promises of long-awaited justice for defrauded borrowers. We are thrilled to share our clients’ hard-fought victories of loan cancellation, yet the fight is not over for tens of thousands of clients still waiting. Their voices are more powerful than ever. At every opportunity, our clients have continued to show up to raise awareness and to hold the Department accountable to their rights under the law. One thing was made consistently clear throughout the year: borrowers will not stop fighting for the relief and justice they and others are owed. And we’re right there with them.
Student Loan Truth: For-Profit Borrowers Keep the Pressure on During NegReg | Blog
As the Department of Education Negotiated Rulemaking committee kicked off a second session, student borrowers continued to show up and demand accountability on borrower defense. This time, a common theme emerged: even for those who were finally promised relief by the Biden administration months ago, confusion and delay remain the status quo when it comes to borrower defense.
Student Loan Truth: The Real Heroes of NegReg
On October 4-8, the Department of Education held their second Negotiation Rulemaking, or NegReg, session of the year. This year, the broken borrower defense process is one of the top areas of discussion, and the Department of Education refused to include the very students who experience this process firsthand.
What the Latest Student Debt Announcement from The Department of Education Means for Defrauded Borrowers | Blog
On March 18, 2021, the Department announced full debt cancellation for borrowers with partial relief decisions on their borrower defense applications. More than 90% of borrower defense applicants are not affected by the Education Department’s partial relief announcement because their applications were denied or because they are still waiting for a decision. Here’s what that means.