Project on Predatory Student Lending
ITT Student Files New Lawsuit Against Navient for Private Student Debt Cancellation | Press Release
“Attacking the Concept of Debt” | Harvard Magazine
Update | Borrowers Raise Concern over Borrower Defense Denials
“COVID College Cons” Series Exposes Predatory For-Profit Colleges Targeting Students During COVID-19 Crisis | Press Release
A new series of articles called “COVID College Cons” launched by Republic Report and the Project on Predatory Student Lending to expose the predatory tactics that for-profit colleges are using right now to scam students in the midst of an economic and public health crisis. The purpose of this series is to warn the public about the schemes and help protect them from fraud.
DeVos Backs Down, Agrees To Process Student Loan Forgiveness Applications | Forbes
In a victory for student loan borrowers, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has agreed to process long-stalled applications for student loan forgiveness. Student loan borrowers had submitted nearly 170,000 applications for student loan forgiveness pursuant to the Borrower Defense to Repayment program.
Education Department to Resolve Borrower-Defense Case | Inside Higher Ed
The Education Department agreed to process 170,000 claims by student loan borrowers who want their debts canceled because they were misled by their colleges under a settlement jointly proposed by the department and a consumer group.
The Trump Administration Has Agreed to Make Final Decisions Within 18 Months on Nearly 170,000 Loan Forgiveness Applications | Politico
Under the agreement, the Education Department would be required to make a final decision on each of the claims within 18 months from the time the judge signs off on the deal. Borrowers still waiting for a decision after that time will have 30 percent of their loans discharged for each month the department misses the deadline.
DeVos Reaches Settlement Over Stalled Student Debt Relief Claims | Washington Post
The Trump administration has agreed to process nearly 170,000 debt cancellation claims within 18 months from borrowers who say they were defrauded by their colleges. The proposed settlement agreement, filed in U.S. District Court in California on Friday, stems from a class-action lawsuit brought against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her agency in June by a group of borrowers awaiting decisions on their applications, some for as long as five years.
CARES Act Handout to For-Profit Colleges is a Slap in the Face to Students | Press Release
Congress’s CARES Act has provided over a billion of dollars in handouts to for-profit colleges, Department of Education data show. The top six companies got more than $115 million dollars combined.
Student Borrower Class Forces Department of Education to Process All Pending Borrower Defense Claims | Press Release
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the United States Department of Education promise to process the borrower defense claims of nearly 170,000 student borrowers, many of which have been pending for more than four years. This long-awaited processing would come as the result of a settlement proposed in the class action lawsuit Sweet v. DeVos.
DeVos Settles Suit Over Debt Relief for Defrauded Students | Courthouse News Service
Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit colleges will get decisions on their requests for debt relief within 18 months under the terms of a proposed settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Education Friday.
DeVos Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit Over Loan Relief Program | Associated Press
The U.S. Education Department is promising to process student loan forgiveness claims for nearly 170,000 borrowers within 18 months as part of a proposed settlement announced Friday in a federal lawsuit.
Predatory Schools Keep Trying to Rip Off Students Amid Economic Meltdown, Pandemic | Press Release
A group of for-profit colleges appealed a federal court decision upholding a Dept. of Education rule from 2016 intended to stop schools from forcing defrauded students into secretive, out-of-court arbitrations. Lawyers from Public Citizen and the Project representing for-profit college students in the case are condemning the move.