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ITT Student Files New Lawsuit Against Navient for Private Student Debt Cancellation | Press Release

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“Attacking the Concept of Debt” | Harvard Magazine

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Update | Borrowers Raise Concern over Borrower Defense Denials

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.

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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.

Students Defrauded By For-Profits May Not Get Full Relief | AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who were defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges may not get their loans forgiven entirely, the Education Department announced Wednesday, in a reversal of the Obama administration policy of wiping out the debt.

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Student-Loan Borrowers Await Debt Relief | Time

When Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institutes collapsed in 2015 and 2016, respectively, after allegations of fraud and misleading marketing, it seemed like a moment of reckoning for the for-profit college industry.

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25,000 Borrowers in Limbo as Trump Administration Puts a Freeze on Student Loan-Relief Claims | Market Watch

The Trump administration has paused processing claims to help borrowers who say they’ve been duped by their schools.

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Predatory For-Profit Colleges Thrive in The Trump Era | WNYC

Ever since the federal government passed the G.I. Bill after World War II, predatory enterprises have been looking to take advantage of the money set aside by the government to help students pay for a college education.

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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.

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Director of Litigation Eileen Connor Recognized With National Consumer Law Center Rising Star Award | Press Release

Today the Project on Predatory Student Lending’s Director of Litigation, Eileen Connor, has been recognized for the 2017 “Rising Star” award from the National Consumer Law Center for her significant contributions to consumer law.

Update | Former For-Profit College Students Ask Federal Court to Void Student Loan Debt

Yesterday, Tina Carr and Yvette Colon, two former defrauded students of the for-profit Sanford-Brown Institute in New York, sued the Department of Education (Department) and Navient to block the enforcement of their student loan debt. They sued because of the Department’s failure to act on thousands of borrower defense applications by former students whose debts it has…

Trump policy halts loan relief for thousands of students | The Boston Globe

Panic overwhelmed Kennya Cabrera Garcia when she realized that her diploma — the one she had taken out loans to earn — was virtually worthless. Without the job in medical office work the for-profit school had promised her, she had little to show for the experience but $200 a month in federal student loan payments.

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