Issues

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.

Blog, For-Profit Programs, Issues, Partners

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.

Blog, Existing Student Debt, For-Profit Programs, Issues

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.

Blog, For-Profit Programs, Partners, Press

A Blueprint for College Without Debt: A Policy and Messaging Guide for States to Make Higher Education Affordable Again

2 October 2018

A new policy and messaging guide by Mark Huelsman at Demos looks at how states should think about designing tuition-free or debt-free college programs, focusing on how these programs should address the student debt crisis and educational inequities for low income and minority groups.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Fact Sheets, Free Community College, Partners

In Their Own Words: Student Debt Stories from Californians

17 September 2018

Student debt is the growing financial crisis that is impacting millions of Americans. In our ongoing blog series, we are sharing the stories from Californians that illustrate this impact, and stress the urgency of addressing this issue.

Affordability / Quality, Blog, Existing Student Debt, Fact Sheets, For-Profit Programs, Wall Street's Role in Education

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