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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.

Update | Department of Education’s Proposed New Borrower Defense Rule Enables Predatory For-Profit Colleges And Harms Students

Today, the Department of Education proposed a new borrower defense rule that strips away borrower rights, encourages the predatory behaviors of bad actors in higher education, and once again, benefits the for-profit college industry instead of students.

Update | Information About Art Institutes Closures and Bankruptcies

February 28, 2019 update In January of 2019, Dream Center entered into a federal receivership. When Dream Center entered receivership, it had not distributed the federal student aid stipends to Argosy University students. If you are an Argosy University student, click here for more information. Posted July 4, updated July 13, 2018 The Project on…

Update | Injunction Against Department of Education: What it Means and What Happens Next

On May 25, 2018, a federal court in San Francisco granted our motion for a preliminary injunction, 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 Hiring a Racial Justice Fellow

The Project on Predatory Student Lending is excited to announce a one-year fellowship! The racial justice fellow will develop cutting-edge litigation to combat the discriminatory efforts of current higher education policies, and lead outreach efforts by engaging with existing clients and community partners and forging new partnerships with communities impacted by the predatory for-profit industry. For…