2019: A Year of Student Victories And Holding Betsy DeVos Accountable | Update
Project on Predatory Student Lending
DeVos Held In Contempt For Illegal Collection of Student Debts | Press Release
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DeVos and Education Dept. could face new sanctions for violating a court order | The Washington Post
Update | Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor Wins Major Second Circuit Victory against the Department of Education
Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor won her appeal against the Department of Education, contending that it should stop trying to collect on loans given to students who attended schools operated by Wilfred American Educational Corporation (Wilfred) because the Department knew that Wilfred routinely lied about student loan eligibility.
Feds Propose Rules that Would Make it Easier for Students to Sue Their Schools | Market Watch
Students who believe they’ve been duped by their schools will now have an easier path to sue them if proposed rules released by the Department of Education Monday take effect.
These Controversial Student Contracts May Soon Be Banned | Market Watch
Annemarie Morgan and Tiffany Dever figured a certificate in ultrasound would be a ticket to a career in a field that was “blowing up.”
Court Revives Suit Against U.S. Over Fraudulent Student Loans | New York Law Journal
Former beauty school students may pursue claims that the U.S. Department of Education defied federal law by collecting student loans it knew may have been obtained fraudulently, a federal appeals court determined.
Update | The Project on Predatory Student Lending Welcomes New Team
The Project on Predatory Student Lending (PPSL) welcomes eight new members; five attorneys, two paralegal advocates, and one project manager have joined the team.
Obama Administration Tussles With Students Over Debt Relief | Bloomberg
This week the Obama administration put forward a plan that could fundamentally alter the way the government confronts claims of fraud by student debtors.
Defrauded Students Demand Loan Forgiveness on ‘Snake Oil Educations’ | The Fiscal Times
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the debt strike initiated by 15 former students at Corinthian, a predatory chain of for-profit colleges that lied about job placement to lure borrowers.
The Government Paves the Way for Students to File Class-Action Lawsuits | Market Watch
The U.S. government wants to make it easier for student loan borrowers to sue their colleges when they believe they’ve been wronged.
Update | Project Attorney Urges Department of Education to Prohibit For-Profit Colleges from Using Forced Arbitration to Hide Fraud and Deception of Students
Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Eileen Connor asked the Department of Education to use its current rulemaking process to prohibit colleges participating in the Federal Student Aid program from forcing students to settle disputes against the school through arbitration
Senators: Education Dept Should Cut Off Aid to Colleges That Deny Students Their Day in Court | Huffington Post
Today, nine Senators, led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), called on the U.S. Department of Education to cut off federal student aid to colleges and universities that bar their students from going to court to pursue claims against their schools.