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.
Statement on the Economic Stimulus Package and the Imperative to Cancel For-Profit College Student Debt | Press Release
As the government considers measures to mitigate the extreme financial burden COVID-19 has placed on citizens across the country, the Project on Predatory Student Lending urges Congress and the Department of Education to activate their authority and cancel all for-profit college debt immediately.
Congress Rejects DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rollback | Press Release
In a rare bipartisan vote, the Senate rebuked Secretary DeVos by voting to overturn the 2019 borrower defense rule. This resolution would leave the 2016 borrower defense rule in place and prohibit the Department from attempting to make new borrower defense regulations.
Education Department Must Stop Funding For-Profit Colleges That Force Students to Arbitrate
Following a Friday court decision upholding U.S. Department of Education rules intended to stop schools from forcing defrauded students into secretive out-of-court arbitrations, lawyers representing for-profit college students are urging the department to follow that rule and cut off funding of for-profit colleges that violate it.
Student Advocates Announce Closed School Discharges for Over 30,000 Student Borrowers | Press Release
Student Defense and the Project on Predatory Student Lending issued statements today responding to the U.S. Department of Education’s confirmation that it had discharged loans for over 30,000 student borrowers under the automatic closed school discharge provision of the 2016 borrower defense rule. The discharges include roughly $95.1 million in relief for approximately 7,700 former students of the predatory for-profit college, ITT Tech.
New Data Reveals DeVos Illegally Collected From Additional 17,258 Corinthian Students | Press Release
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos revealed that an additional 17,258 student borrowers were illegally collected upon by her Department in direct violation of a court order, more than quadruple the number she had previously disclosed in October.
DeVos Held In Contempt For Illegal Collection of Student Debts | Press Release
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been held in civil contempt and sanctioned for her illegal collection of student loan debts, a federal judge ruled today.
UPDATE: Judge “extremely disturbed” by DeVos’ illegal court violation “16,000 times” | Press Release
At today’s hearing, Judge Sallie Kim lifted the stay in the class action lawsuit on behalf Corinthian College borrowers and promised to rule on whether the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos will be held in contempt and face sanctions.
Project on Predatory Student Lending Statement on Education Department’s Processing of Automatic Closed School Discharges For Former ITT Students | Press Release
The Project on Predatory Student Lending today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education confirmed it has finally begun to process automatic closed school loan discharges for a select group of former students of the predatory for-profit college, ITT Tech.
Project Vows to Challenge DeVos Over Devastating New Borrower Defense Rule that Will Gut Protections for Students | Press Release
“Betsy DeVos is throwing hundreds of thousands of students who have been defrauded by abusive for-profit colleges under the bus.”