Impactful, Human, Rooted In People: How Advocates Work with the Media to Get Client Stories Told | Blog
The Project on Predatory Student Lending joined a panel discussion to take a deeper look into how advocates can work with the media to get their stories in front of the public.
How Are Corinthian Students Still Waiting for Justice? | Blog
On Inauguration Day, tens of thousands of defrauded Corinthian Colleges borrowers will have spanned three different presidential administrations while waiting for their fraudulent debts to be cancelled. It’s been five years since the Department made this promise – and five years that borrowers, elected officials and advocates have been demanding the immediate cancellation of these debts – yet former Corinthian students remain in limbo, uncertain of what to expect next.
2020: The Year Students Were Heard | Blog
2020 has been a year like no other. Despite the pandemic, we’re closing out the year with significant wins for defrauded student borrowers and optimism for our clients under a new Biden-Harris administration. Here’s a recap of our progress over the last year, as we look forward to 2021. Student borrowers spoke out and…
“We’re Not Taking This Lying Down” Jen’s Student Loan Truth | Blog
As a first generation Latina and the first in her family to go to college, Jennifer Lezan thought she was working toward a better future when she attended the Art Institute in Chicago in 2006. She never imagined that nearly 15 years later, she’d be fighting back against a massive student debt burden after attending the notorious predatory for-profit school.
Panel Event Shows One Thing is Clear: We Must Deliver on Debt Relief for Defrauded Borrowers | Blog
Last week, the Project on Predatory Student Lending participated in an event with the Student Borrower Protection Center and Demos dedicated to the findings of a new report, Delivering on Debt Relief: Proposals, Ideas, and Actions to Cancel Student Debt on Day One and Beyond.
Update | Department of Education Stops Borrower Defense Denials; Reinstates Forbearance
The Department of Education has decided to stop issuing blanket denials of borrower defense to repayment applications, according to a recent filing in Sweet v. DeVos. It also said it was putting all borrowers who received blanket denials back into administrative forbearance. The court recently denied the settlement agreement and ordered the Department of Education…
Optimism and Hope: “Fail State” Forum and Panel Look Ahead | Blog
Last month, the Project partnered with several organizations to stream a free, on-demand screening of Fail State — a documentary film dedicated to exposing the for-profit college industry’s devastating impact on students.
Students ask Courts to Stop the Department of Education from Denying Borrower Defense Claims | Blog
After a historic hearing last month in which a judge slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ blanket denials of students’ borrower defense claims and rejected a proposed settlement in our case Sweet v. DeVos, student borrowers are holding the Department of Education accountable in new and important ways.
My Student Loan Truth: Nicole’s Art Institute Story | Blog
Nicole Edgar Sereno had always been interested in an art career. So when a recruiter from the Art Institute came to her high school, she jumped at the chance to pursue a career in animation. It wasn’t until she started looking for jobs after graduating that she realized they had been lying to her all along.
How Courts Have Responded to Student Loan Borrowers in Historic Ways This Month | Blog
This month has brought forth a lot of historic decisions for student borrowers: student borrowers testified in front of a judge, and he slammed the way the Department has handled their borrower defense cases; Betsy DeVos is held in contempt, again; our new case against a private lender, Navient. Here are the latest updates on our work.