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Advocacy Groups Send Letter to Newly Elected State Leaders Urging Action on Student Debt

20 November 2018

As newly elected state legislators and governors start to draft their legislative priorities, a coalition of higher education, veteran, labor, student, and consumer advocacy groups have teamed up to send them a clear message: student loan borrowers are suffering and need assistance and protections now.

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Update: A Winning Streak For Student Borrowers

1 November 2018

The Project on Predatory Student Lending has scored major court victories to sure-up the rights of students who were cheated by for-profit colleges. On four separate occasions in October, judges rebuked Betsy DeVos’ efforts to roll back student protections, struck down illegal policies, and ruled in favor of students. If you were defrauded by a for-profit college, here’s what these rulings mean for you.

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The Lawsuits Challenging DeVos’ Anti-Student Higher Education Agenda

10 October 2018

A coalition of advocacy groups, civil rights organizations, and state attorneys general have pushed back against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in her attempts to eliminate vital regulations protecting student loan borrowers. Sara Garcia, a policy analyst for the Center for American Progress, identifies and discusses certain cases under review in the areas of federal student loan servicing and borrower protection.

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96 Out of 28,000 Borrowers Approved for Public Service Loan Forgiveness … What Does This Mean for Everyone Else?

10 October 2018

Recently, shocking reports came out showing that less than 1% of people enrolled in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program were actually approved for loan forgiveness after 10 years of payments. As we would later find out, many people thought they were enrolled in PSLF, but were denied this benefit due to deceitful practices by student loan companies.
Persis Yu of the National Consumer Law Center details how so many enrolled in PSLF were denied loan forgiveness, why this is an indictment of the billion-dollar student loan industry, and what groups are doing to hold student loan companies accountable for deceiving borrowers out of loan forgiveness.

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Youth Groups Succeed in Stymying DeVos’ For-Profit Agenda: What Our Partners and Allies Think

4 October 2018

Though Sec. Betsy DeVos wanted to curtail students’ protections from predatory, for-profit colleges, the sheer volume of comments and stories submitted by the public have forced her to delay her dangerous deregulation agenda. This is a victory for students, especially those who were defrauded by predatory colleges and are waiting for relief from their student loans.
Here’s what our partners and allies had to say about this great news.

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