Project on Predatory Student Lending

Our Work

The Project fights for low-income borrowers who have debt from for-profit colleges. We represent students and families who have experienced unfair, deceptive, and illegal conduct at the hands of for-profit colleges. In addition to litigation, we have represented our clients by advocating for policy reforms to increase accountability in the for-profit sector.

If you attended a for-profit school and need legal help with student loan problems, contact us by leaving a message on our hotline: 617-390-2669 or filling out our online intake form.

More About the Project

Recent Cases

  • ITT: To learn more about our recent filing in the ITT bankruptcy case and to find information for former ITT students, click here.
  • EDMC: To learn more about our effort to obtain public information about EDMC’s recruitment practices, click here.
  • Corinthian (Everest): To learn more about our challenge to the government’s forced collections of fraudulently-incurred debt from Corinthian Colleges, click here.

Recent Press Coverage

Massachusetts Information & Resources

To learn more about the types of schools in Massachusetts, and where to file complaints with the state, visit this page of the Project’s website.

For general information on student loans, student loan policy, and student loan repayment, see Student Loan Borrower Assistance. For the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education, see The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau maintains a site with information for servicemembers. To request help from the Project, click here.

Our Team

Kelsey Barowich, Project Manager
Yan Cao, Attorney & Skadden Fellow
Eileen Connor, Director of Litigation
Alec Harris, Attorney & Fellow
Jessica Jimenez, Paralegal Advocate
Erica Kyzmir-McKeon, Attorney
Deanne Loonin, Attorney
Amanda Mangaser Savage, Attorney & Fellow
Toby Merrill, Director
Marika O’Connor Grant, Paralegal Advocate
Victoria Roytenberg, Attorney


Summer Legal Internship – Deadline to apply April 2017

Recent Updates

  • Project on Predatory Student Lending Sues Federal Government For Withholding For-Profit College Corporation’s Recruitment Records

    On February 14, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, challenging the government’s refusal to provide documents shedding light on for-profit college giant Education Management Corporation (EDMC)’s recruitment practices. Months ago, the Project filed a FOIA request with the Department of […]

  • Update: January 30th ITT Bankruptcy Hearing

    On Monday, January 30, the judge in ITT’s bankruptcy granted former ITT students’ request that they be recognized as having filed a group claim despite the trustee’s objection, and recognized the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School as students’ counsel for this initial stage of their case. Former ITT students requested this group recognition as part […]

  • New York Times Calls Former ITT Students’ Legal Action ‘Gratifying’

    “It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven,” the article begins. It goes on to discuss the validity of students’ claims, their difficulty in getting debt relief, and the thousand of pages of “powerful testimony” submitted with the students’ complaint. As the article explains, the evidence shows “a pattern […]

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