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Update | Challenge to Secrecy of Recruitment Records from For-Profit Education Company

The Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and Public Justice asked a federal judge on Friday, December 16, for access to documents that are likely to reveal for-profit college giant Education Management Corporation (EDMC)’s recruitment practices.

Update | Department of Education’s Latest Borrower Defense Report Reveals Unfair & Unjustified Limitation on Relief

U.S. Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell announced on June 25, 2015 that the Department designated a Special Master to oversee debt relief for borrowers defrauded by Corinthian Colleges.

Update | Lawsuit Against U.S. Departments of Education & Treasury

A former student of Everest Institute filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court to challenge the government’s continued collection of defaulted federal student loans from low-income people who borrowed in order to attend a school operated by the disgraced and defunct Corinthian Colleges chain. 

Update | Project on Predatory Student Lending Comments on Proposed Borrower Defense Rule

The Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center, in partnership with the National Consumer Law Center, submitted comments on behalf of legal aid providers to the U.S. Department of Education about its proposed regulations on when and how defrauded student loan borrowers can obtain relief on the federal student loans they borrowed to attend predatory schools.

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.

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.

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

Update | Eileen Connor Joins the Project on Predatory Student Lending

The Legal Services Center welcomes Eileen Connor as Director of Litigation for the Project on Predatory Student Lending.

Update | Two Project on Predatory Student Lending Alumni Testify to Department of Education

Two alumni of the Project on Predatory Student Lending testified to the Department of Education in support of the rights of borrowers treated unfairly by for-profit colleges to a fair, effective, and efficient process to get their federal student loans discharge

Update | Summary of Proposed New Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing a new federal student loan repayment plan, called REPAYE. It is based on the existing Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan. Key differences from PAYE are summarized below. For more information about LSC’s work on behalf of student loan borrowers, visit the Project on Predatory Student Lending.