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Cummings Applauds Decision by Dept. of Ed. to Help Students at Corinthian Colleges

Jun 8, 2015
Press Release

Cummings Applauds Decision by Dept. of Ed. to Help Students at Corinthian Colleges

 

WASHINGTON, DC ­(June 8, 2015)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a statement in response to the decision by the Department of Education to grant debt relief to students who attended Corinthian Colleges:

“I am very pleased that the Department listened to our calls to help these students, who were unwilling victims in a ploy by these schools to maximize profit while delivering substandard results.  Now Congress must take steps to ensure that students do not continue to be the target of fraudulent practices at for-profit institutions.  It is our responsibility to hold servicers and colleges accountable to prevent future students from having to endure anything like this debacle ever again.”

In April, Cummings and Senator Elizabeth Warren sent a bicameral letter to the Department of Education and four federal student loan servicers about their efforts to help struggling student borrowers with relief options available under federal law.

The letters expressed concern about students who attended Corinthian Colleges, which was found by federal and state regulators to have engaged in unfair and deceptive practices.   

114th Congress