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Yesterday Public Citizen issued a new report on the Department of Education’s mismanagement of the TEACH Grant program. The report is based on more than 2,400 pages of records we obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, most of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2018 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
The New York Times profiles a new watchdog group started by a CFPB alum to focus on student loan issues: Three months ago, one of the government’s top student loan watchdogs, Seth Frotman, stepped down from his job at the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
We’ve covered before the Department of Education’s recent attempt to gut a rule adopted under the Obama administration to help student loan borrowers and rein in for-profit colleges. The regulation, commonly referred to as the borrower defense rule, was supposed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
In a filing last night, the Department of Education announced that it will miss a November 1 statutory deadline to publish a rule that rolls back protections for student loan borrowers and students defrauded by for-profit colleges. Those protections, part... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
In case you missed it earlier this month, the Trump Administration has indicated it will turn its back on another Obama-era rule, this time at the Department of Education (ED). In November 2016, ED announced a new rule to protect... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
MarketWatch has a new article explaining why forced arbitration provisions have keep students at for-profit colleges from "get[ting] a Trump University-type outcome" when the students have alleged that their schools have defrauded them. The article also discusses the Department of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
The Washington Post has an article on the implications of a Trump Administration for higher education reforms. According to experts with whom the Post spoke, "some of the most significant policy changes in a Trump administration would be the repeal... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Last week, Senator Warren sent a letter to the Department of Education drawing attention to some “unsettling” data: Nearly 80,000 former Corinthian students who attended the now-defunct school at a time when the Department found the school was engaged in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
The L.A. Times has an excellent article adding to the coverage about Wells Fargo’s use of forced arbitration clauses and how the clauses allowed the bank to deflect consumer fraud allegations over its employees’ practice of opening bogus customer accounts.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
Last week Florida’s Sun Sentinel published a three-part series about the Gulf Coast’s raw oyster industry and consumers who have been sickened or killed after consuming raw oysters containing Vibrio vulnificus, a type of bacteria that thrives in Gulf waters.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
In the Washington Post this weekend, a journalist describes his experience correcting information that Trans Union provided about him to a prospective landlord. Trans Union erroneously reported that the journalist had several criminal offenses, including felony firearm convictions. It turns... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
by Julie Murray On Saturday the New York Times had this article about New Jersey’s student loan program, which has an outstanding loan portfolio of about $2 billion. Here’s an excerpt: The loans . . . carry higher interest rates... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Consumer Law & Policy Blog
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