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.
18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Student Loan Protections | The New York Times
Democratic attorneys general from 18 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Education Department and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, challenging the department’s move last month to freeze new rules for erasing the federal loan debt of student borrowers who were cheated by colleges that acted fraudulently.
Fighting Back Against For-Profit Universities | Boston Globe
When Stephano Del Rose enrolled in the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, he had bold dreams of a future in Web design and filmmaking. Lured by promises of cutting-edge digital equipment, internships, and industry connections, Del Rose, now 25, quickly signed on. But his enrollment contract instead led to a world of broken promises, heavy debt, and limited legal options.
New England Institute of Art Students Storm Campus to Deliver Demand Letter | Debt Collective
On Wednesday students who attended predatory for-profit college, the New England Institute of Art, stormed their former campus to demand justice, including debt cancellation, for all those who attended the school.
Former Art Institute Students Demand Justice At Their Old Campus | ThinkProgress
Students who say they were preyed on by for-profit college companies that gave them a “worthless” education and didn’t prepare them for the workforce are hoping to push these schools to shut down for good.
Feds Propose Rules that Would Make it Easier for Students to Sue Their Schools | Market Watch
Students who believe they’ve been duped by their schools will now have an easier path to sue them if proposed rules released by the Department of Education Monday take effect.
These Controversial Student Contracts May Soon Be Banned | Market Watch
Annemarie Morgan and Tiffany Dever figured a certificate in ultrasound would be a ticket to a career in a field that was “blowing up.”
The Government Paves the Way for Students to File Class-Action Lawsuits | Market Watch
The U.S. government wants to make it easier for student loan borrowers to sue their colleges when they believe they’ve been wronged.