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Project on Predatory Student Lending Calls for DeVos to be Held Accountable for Illegal Collection of Bogus Student Debt | Press Release

The Project on Predatory Student Lending today called for U.S Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education to be held accountable after she continued to collect on the student loan debt of thousands of former for-profit college students — a direct violation of a federal court order.

Project on Predatory Student Lending Statement on Education Department’s Processing of Automatic Closed School Discharges For Former ITT Students | Press Release

The Project on Predatory Student Lending today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education confirmed it has finally begun to process automatic closed school loan discharges for a select group of former students of the predatory for-profit college, ITT Tech.

Project on Predatory Student Lending Supports Warren, Pocan Effort to Hold Private Equity Firms Accountable for Enabling Predatory For-Profit Colleges | Press Release

The Project on Predatory Student Lending statement after U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) called on six private equity firms to provide details about those firms’ management of predatory for-profit colleges.

Project Vows to Challenge DeVos Over Devastating New Borrower Defense Rule that Will Gut Protections for Students | Press Release

“Betsy DeVos is throwing hundreds of thousands of students who have been defrauded by abusive for-profit colleges under the bus.”

Project Praises Warren, Clyburn Student Debt Bill, Urges Immediate Action to Cancel Debts Of For-Profit College Students | Press Release

“Student loan debt is one of the biggest challenges our country faces, threatening to hold back an entire generation. Today’s bill is a bold step to solve the unsustainable debt-financed higher education system and help the millions of students left in its wake.”

NEW DATA: 96% of Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Report their Lives are Worse Now than Before they Went to School | Press Release

Nearly 900 Former For-Profit College Students Submitted Testimony Explaining the Harsh Impact of Federal Student Loan Debt on their Lives.

Statement On Repeal of Gainful Employment Rule | Press Release

Late on Friday afternoon, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced that the U.S. Department of Education would repeal the “gainful employment” rule, which holds for-profit colleges accountable for the false job placement rates that they use to mislead students.

In Less than 24 Hours, More than 200 Students Submit Testimony In Lawsuit Against DeVos & Department of Education | Press Release

In less than 24 hours, more than 200 former students who were defrauded by abusive for-profit colleges and are seeking debt relief have already submitted testimony to be used as part of a new lawsuit filed yesterday.

For-Profit College Students File Lawsuit to Force Betsy DeVos to Follow the Law and Cancel their Student Loan Debt | Press Release

Today, 158,110 defrauded former for-profit college students filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos seeking to force the agency to follow existing law and issue the debt relief to which the former students are entitled.

Statement On Senator Warren’s Plan For Student Debt Cancellation

BOSTON – On Monday, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her plan for “universal free public college and cancellation of student loan debt.”   The following is a statement from Toby Merrill, Director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending. “Senator Warren’s plan to eliminate the debts of millions of former students is the right path for America and we…