Project on Predatory Student Lending
Statement on the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package and Student Loan Relief | Press Release
Project on Predatory Student Lending
Student Advocates Challenge DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule | Press Release
The Washington Post
DeVos and Education Dept. could face new sanctions for violating a court order | The Washington Post
Student Loan Truth: Jessica’s Art Institute Story | Blog
I’m beyond disappointed about the fact that the government isn’t doing anything to stop these schools from defrauding students in the first place. The fact that there is no protection for a vulnerable 21 year old signing a loan for the first time and being taken advantage of isn’t fair or responsible. You shouldn’t need a lawyer to be able to go to college.
For-Profit College Students are Waiting 958 Days for Loan Relief | CNN
Morgan Marler had trouble finding a job when she graduated from ITT Tech with an associate’s degree in information technology in 2016. “I’d get an interview, but after they saw my degree was from ITT Tech — they didn’t necessarily laugh at me — but I could tell they held it against me,” Marler, 29, told CNN this week.
Nearly 900 Student-Loan Borrowers Demand Justice — ‘I Don’t Feel Like I Should Pay for an Education I Never Received’ | MarketWatch
After years working in “dead-end” jobs, Morgan Marler decided to pursue a degree that would help her start a career working with computers. In 2013, Marler enrolled at ITT Technical Institutes feeling convinced they’d help her land a job once she graduated. “They told me about the fact that they do career placement assistance for life,” she said.
NEW DATA: 96% of Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Report their Lives are Worse Now than Before they Went to School | Press Release
Nearly 900 Former For-Profit College Students Submitted Testimony Explaining the Harsh Impact of Federal Student Loan Debt on their Lives.
Betsy DeVos Is Getting Sued Over Student Debt | Teen Vogue
When Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) questioned then nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during a confirmation hearing in 2017, DeVos — often cited as the richest member of Donald Trump’s cabinet — seemed to have no personal experience with the federal student-loan application process. “Have you ever taken out a student loan from the federal government to help pay for college?” Warren asked DeVos, to which the billionaire replied, “I have not.”
Seeking Answers on Loan Relief Claims | Inside Higher Ed
Lawyers for student borrowers have filed myriad lawsuits against Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education. They’ve successfully argued that the Education Department should be required to carry out a 2016 borrower defense rule. And they managed to block a plan to offer partial loan cancellation to former Corinthian College students who previously were approved for debt relief. Now those lawyers are aiming to force the department’s hand on a massive backlog of claims from borrowers who say they were misled by their colleges.
So Deep in Student Debt, They’re Suing Betsy DeVos Over Delays in Loan Forgiveness | CBS News
Alicia Davis feels like she was scammed. As a student at Florida Metropolitan University from 2006 to 2008, she said she was told the cost of her online criminal justice program would be covered by Pell grants and scholarships. She was told her credits could be transferred to other schools. Graduating from the school, a subsidiary of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, would lead to a job and a decent wage.
In Less than 24 Hours, More than 200 Students Submit Testimony In Lawsuit Against DeVos & Department of Education | Press Release
In less than 24 hours, more than 200 former students who were defrauded by abusive for-profit colleges and are seeking debt relief have already submitted testimony to be used as part of a new lawsuit filed yesterday.
Nearly 160,000 Former For-Profit College Students Sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos | HuffPost
More than 158,000 former students at predatory for-profit colleges sued Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her department on Tuesday, demanding that the Department of Education continue reviewing applications for federal loan relief. The former students had applied for “borrower defense,” which would allow them to have their federal loans canceled if their college misled them or violated state laws. But their applications have been left untouched.
The Courts Cleared the Way for DeVos to Grant Student Debt Relief. So Why are 180,000 People Still Waiting for an Answer? | The Washington Post
Courts have sided repeatedly with student loan borrowers demanding the U.S. Education Department process their applications for debt relief, yet more than 180,000 people are still waiting for a decision. Now, some of them are again turning to the courts for help. On Tuesday, seven borrowers sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her agency after the department failed to take action on their applications, some of which have languished for years.