For-Profit Colleges Struggle Despite Assist From DeVos | The Chicago Tribune
The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand.
Education Department Illegally Took Defrauded Students’ Social Security Data, Lawsuit Alleges | Associated Press
A group of former students defrauded by for-profit colleges is alleging in court that the Education Department illegally obtained and used their Social Security data to limit their student loan relief.
Consumer Lawyers Want to End Education Department’s Partial Student Debt Relief Plan | The Washington Post
The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic, has asked a federal judge to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers.
Corinthian Students Will Only See Partial Loan Relief | Associated Press
The Department of Education has begun notifying some former Corinthian Colleges students that it will forgive only one-half or less of their federal student loans, even though the students were defrauded by the now-defunct schools, the Associated Press has learned.
On ITT and the Education Department, No More Excuses [Op-Ed] | The Washington Post
For years, predatory for-profit colleges have exploited the promise of higher education, cheating students and leaving them in mountains of debt they never should have had. Making it worse, the industry has been enabled by a Department of Education that has made excuse after excuse about why it can not step in to help students.
Students from Defunct ITT Tech Get a Shot at Claiming School’s Remaining Assets | The Washington Post
A federal judge approved a settlement Wednesday allowing former students at ITT Technical Institute to participate in the bankruptcy proceedings of its parent company, giving them a shot at the remaining assets of one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators.
Bankruptcy Court Settlement Could Bring Relief to Some ITT Students | The Boston Globe
Thousands of students nationwide who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute would have nearly $600 million in loans canceled under a proposed court settlement, a significant win for consumers in Massachusetts and elsewhere who have long claimed that the for-profit chain defrauded them out of money and an education.
Duped into Paying for Worthless Degrees, these Former For-Profit College Students Could Get Their Money Back | MarketWatch
Former students of a for-profit college who say they were duped into paying for worthless degrees could get some of their money back, thanks to a recent motion in the now-defunct school’s bankruptcy case.
Students Defrauded by For-Profit School Sue US Department of Education | Huffington Post
Tina Carr and Yvette Colon had the same goal. They wanted to build careers in the medical field, make a good living and enjoy a better quality of life. They both knew that the gateway to a brighter future would be to attend a good school …Sanford-Brown Institute convinced them they had found their dream school, but instead plunged them into a nightmare that isn’t over yet.
2 Borrowers Sue Over Forgiveness of Student Loans | Inside Higher Ed
Frustrated with the slow resolution of loan forgiveness claims at the Department of Education, two borrowers have filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and loan servicing company Navient in federal court.