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Update | Challenge to Secrecy of Recruitment Records from For-Profit Education Company

The Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Public Justice asked a federal judge on Friday, December 16, for access to documents that are likely to reveal for-profit college giant Education Management Corporation (EDMC)’s recruitment practices.

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.

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Update | Department of Education’s Latest Borrower Defense Report Reveals Unfair & Unjustified Limitation on Relief

U.S. Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell announced on June 25, 2015 that the Department designated a Special Master to oversee debt relief for borrowers defrauded by Corinthian Colleges.

Update | Lawsuit Against U.S. Departments of Education & Treasury

A former student of Everest Institute filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court to challenge the government’s continued collection of defaulted federal student loans from low-income people who borrowed in order to attend a school operated by the disgraced and defunct Corinthian Colleges chain. 

Elizabeth Warren Trains Her Sights on a New Target | Bloomberg

The U.S. Department of Education’s debt collectors may be violating the law by collecting on defaulted federal student loan debt that’s likely invalid yet owed by “vast numbers” of defrauded for-profit college students, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) charged Thursday.

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Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A former student of the defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. is suing the U.S. Education Department to ”halt the certification of all Corinthian-related debts,” as a U.S. senator wrote to the department asking why it was collecting such debts.

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Elizabeth Warren Says Government is Forcing Student Borrowers to Pay ‘Fraudulent Debts’ | MarketWatch

Tens of thousands of borrowers who were victims of fraud by their college are losing their tax refunds, Social Security benefits, and facing other debt collection practices over their student loans, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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A Poor Defense of ITT Tech | The Washington Post

The Sept. 11 editorial “Shuttering an option for students” asserted that ITT Technical Institutes were the victims of unfair federal aggression when, in reality, they were for-profit colleges providing value and innovation by serving nontraditional students.

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After ITT’s Demise, More Trouble Is Likely for For-Profit Colleges | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Pending rulings, politics, and the economy are among a number of factors still playing out that could have ramifications for all or part of the sector.

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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.

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