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. To see recent blog posts, click here.
Get Help: 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.
- Williams v. DeVos: To learn more about our challenge to the government’s forced collections of fraudulently-incurred debt from Corinthian Colleges, click here.
- EDMC: To learn more about our effort to obtain public information about EDMC’s recruitment practices, click here.
- ITT: To learn more about our recent filing in the ITT bankruptcy case and to find information for former ITT students, click here.
- Dieffenbacher v. DeVos: To learn more about a Corinthian borrower’s lawsuit to stop wage garnishment for her dischargeable student loans, click here.
- Borrower Defense Rule Delay: To learn more about borrowers’ challenge to the Department of Education’s delay of the borrower defense rules, and the same borrowers’ intervention in the case challenging borrower defense rules, click here.
- Colon v. Devos: To learn more about our lawsuit challenging the collection of fraudulently-incurred debt from Career Education Corporation’s (CEC) Sanford Brown, click here.
- Project on Predatory Student Lending, Letter to Secretary DeVos, September 22, 2017
- Testimony on Student Tuition Recovery Fund to Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, June 6, 2017
- Testimony on SARA to the Massachusetts Special Commission on Interstate Reciprocity Agreements, September 14, 2016
- Comments to the U.S. Department of Education on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, August 23, 2016
- Comments to U.S. Department of Education on Proposed Borrower Defense Rule on Behalf of Legal Aid Providers, August 1, 2016
- Comments to U.S. Department of Education on Proposed Borrower Defense Rule Addressing Educational Malpractice, July 29, 2016
- Comments to U.S. Department of Education on PAYE with National Consumer Law Center, November 4, 2014
- Testimony for U.S. Department of Education on Parent PLUS regulations, September 8, 2014
- Testimony for Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, March 20, 2014
- Testimony in support of Massachusetts Attorney General’s regulations of for-profit schools, January 10, 2014. This testimony was cited numerous times in a federal court ruling upholding most of these regulations
- New York Times, Talks Begin to Rewrite Rules Protecting Students From Fraud, November 13, 2017
- MarketWatch, Stakeholders meet this week to rewrite Obama-era for-profit college rules, November 13, 2017
- Inside Higher Ed, 2 Borrowers Sue Over Forgiveness of Student Loans, November 13, 2017
- Associated Press, Lawsuit Seeks New Recourse on For-Profit College Fraud, November 12, 2017
- Associated Press, Almost all student loan fraud claims involve for-profit colleges, study finds, November 10, 2017
- Boston Herald, Healey slams loan forgiveness change, October 30, 2017
- Associated Press, AP sources: DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans, October 29, 2017
- Vice, How Betsy DeVos is quietly erasing Obama’s education legacy, October 2,2017
- Boston Globe, Trump policy halts loan relief for thousands of students, October 2, 2017
- Boston Globe, Hundreds protest DeVos during Harvard visit, September 29, 2017
- Washington Post, DeVos rejects invitation to meet with former for-profit college students, September 28, 2017
- Boston Globe, Betsy DeVos is coming to Boston and she is in high demand, September 25, 2017
- Vice, These Students are Suing Their For-Profit School, September 14, 2017
- Associated Press, Big Holdup for Borrowers Claiming For-Profit College Fraud, September 13, 2017
- Boston Globe, Fighting Back Against For-Profit Universities, July 6, 2017
- Associated Press, Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait, June 26, 2017
- Inside Higher Ed, Few Solutions for Defrauded Borrowers , June 26, 2017
- Inside Higher Ed, Former For-Profit Students Intervene in Borrower-Defense Lawsuit, June 16, 2017
- Politico, Borrower Defense Action Shifts to Courts, June 16, 2017
- Washington Post, Betsy DeVos delays 2 Obama-era rules designed to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges, June 14, 2017
- BuzzFeed, Betsy DeVos Is Halting Protections For For-Profit College Students, June 14, 2017
- New York Times, U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Schools, June 14, 2017
- MarketWatch, Court Smacks Down Feds’ Attempt to Delay Ruling on Student Debt Relief for Single Mom, June 12, 2017
- Inside Higher Ed, Court Orders Education Department to End Delay in Ruling on Loan Discharge, June 9, 2017
- Chronicle of Higher Education, Students Were Promised Loan Forgiveness. Under Trump, They Wait and Worry, May 25, 2017
- Trib Live, GI Bill a “Cash Cow” for Some Pennsylvania Schools, Mar. 25,2017
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, In EDMC Sale, Ties to For-Profit Education to Face Scrutiny, March 13, 2017
- The Harvard Crimson, Law School Group Sues Federal Government, Feb. 24, 2017
- Washington Post, Harvard Law Clinic Sues DOJ Over For-Profit College Case Files, Feb. 22, 2017
- Reuters, School’s Out, Jan. 30, 2017
- Mass Live, Nearly 4,500 American Career Institute Students are Receiving $30 Million in Debt Relief, Jan. 13, 2017
- Harvard Law Today, Forging a Path to Debt Cancellation for Former ITT Tech Students , Jan. 11, 2017
- USA Today, Ex-ITT Students Want to Join Suit to Get Debt Canceled, Jan. 10, 2017
- New York Times, Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy, Jan. 6, 2017
- MarketWatch, Former ITT Students Clamor for a Seat at the Table in Company’s Bankruptcy, Jan. 4, 2017
- Washington Post, Former Students Fight for a Stake in ITT Educational Services Bankruptcy, Jan. 3, 2016
- Consumerist, Former ITT Tech Students Sue to Be Included in Bankruptcy Proceedings, Jan. 3, 2016
- Huffington Post, New Student Lawsuit Details ITT Tech Scam, Jan. 3, 2016
- The Chronicle of Higher Education, Education Dept. is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students, Sept. 29, 2016
- MarketWatch, Elizabeth Warren says Government is Forcing Student Borrowers to Pay ‘Fraudulent Debts‘, Sept. 29, 2016
- Washington Post, Feds Found Widespread Fraud at Corinthian Colleges, Sept. 29, 2016
- Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren Trains her Sights on a New Target, Sept. 29,2016
Winston Berkman, Attorney and Fellow
Eileen Connor, Director of Litigation
Alec Harris, Attorney
Tamar Hoffman, Paralegal Advocate
Jessica Jimenez, Paralegal Advocate
Deanne Loonin, Attorney
Amanda Mangaser Savage, Attorney
Toby Merrill, Director
Victoria Roytenberg, Attorney
Lindsey Withem, Project Manager
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