We submitted these comments to the Department of Education last week. We will write a number of articles the next few weeks with more details about key proposals. Our recommendations focus on strengthening relief for borrowers who are harmed by school abuses or who cannot repay due
Student voices are rarely heard in the debate over for-profit education. As representatives for borrowers, we do our best to pass on their experiences, but we are generally drowned out by the industry-driven noise and distractions. One of the most common questions we get is why our
Our clients and others like them have been the targets of proprietary school abuses for many years. Starting last year, the Obama Administration and Congress started paying more attention to these issues. This included Department of Education negotiated rulemaking sessions on “
It is almost the end of yet another year, a very important year in the student loan world. During this December time of reflection, we include below noteworthy articles and blogs from 2010. This is not an exhaustive list by any means and we will include some additional selections in
It is good news that the Department of Education and Congress are starting to take a closer look at the for-profit higher education industry. Our low-income clients have struggled for years trying to pay back debts from rip-off schools. Unfortunately, we have seen a steady increase
2009 was a big year in the student loan world. Unfortunately, as the economy has worsened and joblessness rates have increased, more and more student loan borrowers are finding it difficult to deal with overwhelming debt loads. We will write more in 2010 about our clients and other
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