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

Yesterday, 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 …

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LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending and Public Citizen Sue to Stop Education Department’s Illegal Regulatory Delay

The U.S. Department of Education broke the law when it announced a delay of a rule designed to protect students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges and career training programs, two borrowers said in a lawsuit filed today …

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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 …

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Class of Former ITT Students File 7.3 Billion Dollar Claim in ITT Bankruptcy

On January 3, 2017, a group of former ITT Tech students moved to intervene in ITT’s bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of Indiana. They seek to act as representatives of hundreds of thousands who …

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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 …

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Press Coverage: Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case, Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education November 17, 2015 Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case by Goldie Blumenstyk In exchange for having broken laws, “the company agrees not to break the law …

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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 …

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LSC Attorney Advocates for Loan Cancellation for Student Loan Borrowers Defrauded by For-Profit Schools

In a recent Huffington Post article, Toby Merrill, Director of LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, said the Department of Education’s oversight of the failed and now-bankrupt Corinthian Colleges “represents ‘a massive failure in terms of …

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Attorney Toby Merrill Quoted in Washington Post on Corinthian Student Debt

Last week, one of the country’s biggest career college chains completed its collapse… But allegations that the company lied about the success of its programs and trapped students in predatory loans ultimately led to its downfall. …

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Project on Predatory Student Lending Releases Poster Explaining Rights and Options of Students Who Attended Closed Everest Schools

LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, along with the National Consumer Law Center’s Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, released a poster showing rights and options of students at the two Massachusetts Everest schools, as well …

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LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending Featured on German Public Television

The Project on Predatory Student Lending was recently featured on Welstpiegel (“World Mirror”), the Sunday evening newsmagazine of ARD Television, the largest national public broadcaster in Germany.  The segment (video) features the Project’s clinical students holding …

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The Project on Predatory Student Lending Submits Comments Regarding the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking to Expand “Pay As You Earn”

By Maxwell Ball, J.D. ’15 On November 4, 2014, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center, in partnership with the National Consumer Law Center, submitted comments to the Department of Education …

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