This Parent Trap Involves $71 Billion of Federal Education Debt | Bloomberg
The U.S. government is sitting on a growing pile of debt backed by little more than parental love.
Student Loan Relief Sought by AG Healey | New Boston Post
In an effort to help borrowers struggling to repay student debt, Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced a new student loan assistance unit and a crackdown on unlawful debt relief companies.
Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case | The Chronicle of Higher Education
The U.S. attorney general, Loretta E. Lynch, and the education secretary, Arne Duncan, announced the settlement of a false-claims lawsuit against the Education Management Corporation on Monday.
Update | Two Project on Predatory Student Lending Alumni Testify to Department of Education
Two alumni of the Project on Predatory Student Lending testified to the Department of Education in support of the rights of borrowers treated unfairly by for-profit colleges to a fair, effective, and efficient process to get their federal student loans discharge
Education Department Delays Relief For Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers | Huffington Post
Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. into taking out federal student loans will have to wait several more months before the Obama administration decides whether to cancel their debts, the Department of Education said Thursday.
The U.S. Government’s Predatory-Lending Program | Politico
Most parents will do just about anything for their children, especially when it comes to education. Predictably, at a time when college costs are exploding and students are staggering under more than $1 trillion in debt, one opportunistic lender is making huge profits on loans to their doting moms and dads.
Update | Summary of Proposed New Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan
The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a new federal student loan repayment plan, called REPAYE. It is based on the existing Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan. Key differences from PAYE are summarized below. For more information about LSC’s work on behalf of student loan borrowers, visit the Project on Predatory Student Lending.
U.S. Must Face Lawsuit Over Beauty School Student Loans | Reuters
A U.S. appeals court in New York revived a lawsuit seeking to stop the government from collecting on loans made to students of a nationwide beauty school chain, since it knew the now-defunct company routinely falsified student eligibility for those loans.
This For-Profit College Failed, but its Students are Left with the Wreckage | The Washington Post
Last week, one of the country’s biggest career college chains completed its collapse. Corinthian Colleges once ran 107 campuses of Everest Institute, WyoTech and Heald Colleges that served more than 100,000 students.
Update | Project on Predatory Student Lending Releases Poster Explaining Rights and Options of Students Who Attended Closed Everest Schools
LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, along with the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, released a poster showing rights and options of students at the two Massachusetts Everest schools, as well as other Corinthian-owned schools that closed or are in the process of closing.