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Update | New York Times Highlights Project on Predatory Student Lending Cases and Clients

A recent story in the New York Times highlighted several of the Project’s cases, and their prominence in the ongoing battle to force the Department of Education to recognize the legal rights of students who have been cheated by predatory for-profit colleges.

Update | A Federal Judge Told Betsy DeVos to Stop Stealing Students’ Tax Refunds

For years, the Department of Education has acted more like a collection agency than an agency operated for the benefit of students.

Update | A Winning Streak For Student Borrowers

After years of delay by the Department of Education, student borrowers represented by the Project on Predatory Student Lending are finally winning their rights in courts. On four separate occasions this month, judges rebuked the Department, struck down illegal policies, and ruled in favor of students.

Update | The Economic Case For Cancelling All Student Debt

At a forum at Harvard Law School, hosted by the Project on Predatory Student Lending and Freedom to Prosper, Experts highlight data showing cancelling all student debt would provide a massive boost to the economy, lasting decades.

Update | How It Feels When Students Stand Up to the Department of Education and Win

Meaghan Bauer knew something was wrong, so she stood up and fought back. As a result, she’s helping protect thousands of other students’ rights to borrower defense.

Update | Judge Rules for Project’s Clients; Strikes Down Department of Education Illegal Delay of 2016 Borrower Defense Rule

In another major rebuke to DeVos, the Project wins Bauer v. DeVos case Judge rules that the Department of Education’s delays in implementing 2016 borrower defense rule were illegal and caused serious harm to borrowers   In a victory for student borrowers, and another massive rebuke to Betsy DeVos, a court this week ruled that…

Update | Comments on Borrower Defense Call Out Betsy DeVos’ Lies

Public comments from leaders across the country cite the Project’s revelation that the proposed borrower defense rule is based on fundamental lies   The public comment period for the Department of Education’s proposed new Borrower Defense rule came to a close this week, ending the thirty-day window in which the public had the opportunity to…

Update | Resignation of Seth Frotman Reinforces The Trump Administration’s Failure To Protect Student Borrowers And Taxpayers

Today, Seth Frotman, the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced his resignation in a letter stating that the bureau has “abandoned the very consumers it is tasked by Congress with protecting.” The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can play an important role in protecting student borrowers, having helped hold predatory schools like…

Update | Delay. Delay. Delay. The Department of Education Appeals Preliminary Injunction Order and Moves to Stay Litigation Pending Appeal: What it Means and What Happens Next?

On May 25, 2018, a federal court in San Francisco granted former Corinthian borrowers’ motion for a preliminary injunction in Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos, ordering the Department of Education to stop using its “average rulings rule” immediately, and to stop collecting the loans of certain Corinthian borrowers.

Update | Project on Predatory Student Lending Partners with Lawyers’ Committee on Harvard Law Review Blog Post

Toby Merrill, Eileen Connor, and Josh Rovenger from the Project on Predatory Student Lending recently partnered with Brenda Shum and Genevieve Bonadies at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law on a blog post for the Harvard Law Review Blog.