U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges | The New York Times
The Trump administration is formally reconsidering — and may dismantle — two new rules that were a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s crackdown on predatory for-profit colleges.
Court Smacks Down Feds’ Attempt to Delay Ruling on Student Debt Relief for Single Mom | MarketWatch
A single mother of four whose wages are being garnished by the government over student loans she took out to attend a college that’s since been accused of fraud is entitled to a swift answer about whether her loans are eligible to be discharged, a federal court ruled Friday.
Court Orders Education Department to End Delay in Ruling on Loan Discharge | Inside Higher Ed
A federal district court judge last week ordered the Department of Education to rule within 90 days on an application for loan relief by a former Corinthian Colleges student. The application has been pending for more than two years.
New Student Lawsuit Details ITT Tech Scam | Huffington Post
Former students from across the country today filed a blockbuster lawsuit against the collapsed for-profit college giant ITT Tech. The students’ complaint, seeking to intervene in the ongoing bankruptcy proceeding filed by the company, draws on testimonials from hundreds of students — veterans, single mothers, and more — who say they were deceived and abused by ITT.
Forging a Path to Debt Cancellation for Former ITT Tech Students | Harvard Law Today
On Jan. 3, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed a 7.3 billion dollar class action lawsuit in the bankruptcy proceedings of ITT Tech, one of the country’s largest for-profit college chains, on behalf of a proposed class of hundreds of thousands of former ITT Tech students in all 37 states in which the now defunct college had operated.
Ex-ITT Students Want to Join Suit to Get Debt Canceled | USA TODAY
Last week, a group of former ITT Tech students moved to establish themselves as creditors in the school’s bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy | The New York Times
It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven. After all, in addition to being left with mountains of debt, former students have worthless degrees from schools that no longer exist, such as those once operated by the defunct Corinthian Colleges or ITT Educational Services.
1,000 Pages Detailing the Utter Havoc ITT Wreaked on its Students’ Lives | MarketWatch
When Jorge Villalba first set foot on a California ITT campus in the mid-2000s he was lured by promises of a better life.
Former Students Fight for a Stake in ITT Educational Services Bankruptcy | The Washington Post
Creditors, federal regulators, state attorneys general and jilted employees of ITT Educational Services have laid claim to the remaining assets of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators in bankruptcy court. Absent from the line of those seeking redress, however, are the thousands of students who say they were defrauded by the chain. That is, until now.
The U.S. Government Is Collecting Student Loans It Promised to Forgive | Bloomberg
The Obama administration has been actively seeking loan payments from thousands of former students eligible for a debt-forgiveness program.