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  • Relief in Sight for Defrauded Student Borrowers

    A settlement agreement has been approved between the US Department of Education and thousands of former students of a nationwide beauty school chain that engaged in widespread fraud and went out of business in the early 1990s. Students will be notified that they may be able to get their loans canceled, bringing the possibility of millions of dollars of financial relief.

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  • News and Resources

    News U.S. to Help Remove Debt Burden for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Chain August 9, 2017  – The New York Times Woes for ITT, a For-Profit School, Bode Worse for Its Students June 10, 2016 – The New York Times Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career February 25, 2014 – […]

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  • Court Approves Settlement with USED on Behalf of Student Borrowers

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    A new settlement requires the US Department of Education to provide debt relief to thousands of former students of a for-profit school, bringing the possibility of millions of dollars of financial alleviation

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  • Salazar Class Action

    Salazar v. DeVos, Sec. of U.S. Dept. of Education 14 Civ. 1230 (S.D.N.Y.) If you attended Wilfred Academy, Washington School of Secretaries, or American Business Institute, you may be able to get your student loan cancelled and your payments returned. You can probably get your loan cancelled if: 1. You attended the school after January […]

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  • Doors to Justice Open for Defrauded Students

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    A decision in the Second Circuit means that thousands of students victimized by a now defunct “beauty” school will have their day in court.

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  • Salazar v. DeVos, Sec. of U.S. Dept. of Education (2014)

    On February 24, 2014, The Special Litigation Unit filed a Class Action Complaint in the United States District Court in Manhattan against Arne Duncan, in his official capacity as the Secretary of the United States Department of Education (USED), on behalf of thousands of students who were victimized by the Wilfred American Education Corporation (Wilfred), a national chain of for-profit trade schools that engaged in widespread fraud and went out of business in the early 1990s.

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  • Student Loan Victims Pay the Price of DOE Inaction

    Senior Attorney Eileen Connor’s blog, also published in the Huffington Post, is about student debt to fraudulent for-profit schools and inaction on the part of the US Department of Education.

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  • Class Action Filed Against U.S. Secretary of Education on Behalf of Thousands Defrauded by For-Profit Schools

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    NYLAG has filed suit on behalf of thousands of former students who received no education and are still paying off falsely certified federal student loans – decades after the government shuttered the schools for fraud.

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  • For-Profit Schools Project

    The For-Profit Schools Project (FPSP) is an initiative of NYLAG’s Special Litigation Unit. Through the FPSP, NYLAG is investigating for-profit post-secondary schools, which make money from government-guaranteed student loans yet offer little to their students but crushing debt.  The student population enrolled in for-profit schools is older, lower-income, and higher-borrowing than at non-profit or public […]

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