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Student Advocates Challenge DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule | Press Release

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DeVos and Education Dept. could face new sanctions for violating a court order | The Washington Post

Attorneys General, Legal Service Organizations Join Push to Demand Loan Cancellation for Cheated For-Profit College Students | Press Release

Briefs Filed This Week Highlight Direct, Long-Term Harm Suffered By Corinthian Borrowers, Severely Compounded By The Department’s Actions BOSTON – Several Attorneys General, legal service organizations, and activists joined the call this week to stop the federal Department of Education from reneging on its promise of debt cancellation to former students of Corinthian Colleges who…

Judge Grants April 30 Hearing On Injunction Sought Against DeVos, Department of Education | Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO– A federal Judge has set an April 30 hearing date on a preliminary injunction sought against Secretary Betsy DeVos and the federal Department of Education seeking to block the administration from applying its decision to partially deny loan relief applications brought by defrauded former students of for-profit colleges. Four borrowers filed the motion…

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.

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Partial Borrower Defense Denials Violate Due Process, Privacy Act: Injunction Sought Against DeVos, Department of Education | Press Release

A court filing over the weekend revealed that the U.S. Department of Education secretly, illegally, and unconstitutionally used Social Security data to deny loan discharges to students cheated by Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

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.

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Update | Department of Education Illegally Slashes Debt Relief for Corinthian Borrowers

Martin was talked into WyoTech’s automotive technology program instead of community college. But the program was a complete fraud – he rarely touched a car while there, and the great jobs promised to him were unavailable.

These Students are Suing Their For-Profit School | Vice

For-profit colleges and universities have received increased scrutiny in recent years for their part in helping to drive up the level of U.S. student debt, which now tops $1.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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In EDMC Sale, Ties to For-Profit Education to Face Scrutiny | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Last year, an “extremely enthusiastic” charitable nonprofit foundation based in India approached Education Management Corp. with an offer.

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Update | Project on Predatory Student Lending Statement on Proposed Sale of EDMC to Dream Center Foundation

EDMC’s conversion to nonprofit status raises critical questions, including how the corporation intends to ensure positive student outcomes once it is no longer subject to gainful employment regulations.

Law School Group Sues Federal Government | The Harvard Crimson

Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending has sued the federal government in an effort to access documents from the Education Management Corporation, an operator of for-profit colleges that settled a case with the U.S. Department of Justice in November 2015.

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