Senators Introduce PROTECT Act to Guard Students From Predatory Colleges: What Our Partners and Allies Think
26 March 2019
Thousands of students have been defrauded by the predatory practices of for-profit colleges. In response to this dangerous phenomena, Senators Durbin and Hassan have introduced the PROTECT Students Act. This legislation aims to protect students and and taxpayers from predatory practices of the for-profit college industry, and would hold them accountable when they engage in unfair, deceptive, and other fraudulent practices.Blog, For-Profit Programs, Partners
Supporting Students of Color and Addressing Racial Disparities in Higher Education: What Our Partners and Allies Think
19 February 2019
While education is considered the great equalizer in society, the costs of college and the burdens of student debt are particularly great for students of color. For these students and their the educational and economic success, it is a very unequal playing-field. Our partners identify some of the leading factors contributing to this inequality, and give Members of Congress their recommendations to fix these problems.Affordability / Quality, Blog, Existing Student Debt, For-Profit Programs, Free Community College, Partners, Wall Street's Role in Education
The Department of Education Announces $150 Million in Loan Cancellation for Defrauded Students: What Our Partners and Allies Think
14 December 2018
The Department of Education announced on December 13, 2018 that it will cancel thousands of borrowers’ federal student loans through an Obama-era program meant to give relief for students defrauded by their colleges. Ironically, this forgiveness comes through the very same program DeVos failed to destroy earlier this year.
Here’s what our partners and allies had to say about this latest news.
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
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