Comments to the DOE re: Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; on Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment, July 12, 2017 and Consumer Groups’ Letter to Secretary of Education
Testimony of NCLC attorney Joanna Darcus before the U.S. Department of Education re: Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Public Hearings on Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment, July 10, 2017 (Press Release)
Coalition letter to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (ACICS) and the U.S. Department of Education urging the Department to deny accreditor ACICS’s application for recognition, April 8, 2016
Coalition letter urging New York State Commissioner of Education not to sign onto the Unified State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement because it does not adequately protect consumers from predatory for-profit colleges, March 14, 2016.
Coalition letter urging Congress not to approve budget bill riders that would restrict the Department of Education’s ability to enforce consumer protection regulations applicable to for-profit colleges, Nov. 24, 2015
Coalition letter urging Department of Defense not to lift order barring University of Phoenix from any recruitment-type activities on DoD installations and suspending the payment of Tuition Assistance to new or transfer students, Oct. 27, 2015.
Coalition Comments to Department of Education re: Additional Items for Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking, Sept. 16, 2015
Coalition comments to Department of Education regarding process to assert defense to repayment of federal loans based on school misconduct, August 12, 2015.
Letter to U.S. Dept. of Education Special Master Joseph Smith urging him to create a fair, transparent, and accessible process to assert defenses to repayment of their federal student loans, July 24, 2015.
Coalition letter urging the U.S. Department of Education to include information about whether a college is the subject of government investigations or lawsuits on the college comparison website it plans to develop, July 22, 2015.
Coalition letter urging the U.S. Department of Education to develop a proactive student-centered strategy to better protect students and taxpayers from education companies that may be breaking the law, June 3, 2015
Coalition letter urging the Department of Education to extend time period for closed school discharge eligibility and provide immediate and accurate information to students affected by recent Corinthian campus closures, May 1, 2015
Coalition letter opposing HR 970/S 559 (Foxx-Kline) which would repeal federal regulations enacted to protect students from for-profit college fraud, including gainful employment regulations, April 23, 2015
Group letter to U.S. Dept. of Education re: Corinthian Colleges sale to ECMC and loss of students’ legal rights by requiring students to sign forced arbitration clauses, Jan. 22, 2015.
Group letter to the CFPB, U.S. Dept. of Education, and U.S. Dept. of Justice re: proposed sale of 56 Corinthian Colleges campuses to ECMC Group, Dec. 17, 2014
Comments to the Massachusetts DPL regarding the Revised Proposed Regulations for Private Occupational Schools, Sept. 26, 2014
Written Testimony to the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Higher Education in Support of An Act to Form a Commission on For-Profit Schools, June 8, 2011
Comments on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment Proposed Rule, September 8, 2010
Comments to the Department of Education on Program Integrity Issues Proposed Rules, August 2, 2010
SLBA Testimony About Program Integrity and Student Loan Reform, June 22, 2009
Comments to the Federal Trade Commission on Vocational School Guides, October 2009