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Court Grants Student Loan Debt Relief to a Graduate of a Non-Accredited Medical School

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a decision that may significantly change the landscape of student debt relief. In re Decena, No. 15-72903, 2016 WL 1371031 (Bankr....more

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's case against Corinthian Colleges - Blog: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

My most recent blog entries have been focused on the CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules and the Flagstar Bank enforcement case. I’m going to switch gears for a moment and take a look at the Corinthian Colleges case. ...more

Institutions of Higher Education and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: Third Circuit Holds Higher Education Amendments Offer No Safe...

In a recent precedential opinion, the Third Circuit has held that the Higher Education Act provides no safe haven from strict adherence to the Fair Credit Reporting Act for colleges and universities. Moreover, the Court...more

Burger v. Mountain State University, Inc.

Class Action ComplaintWest Virginia

A Class Action Complaint was filed against Mountain State University, Inc. in Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 2012. Mountain State University is a private, for profit university head-quartered in Beckley, West...more

Can You Get Your Student Loan Discharged?

If you are in trouble on your student loan, the best relief you can hope for is to get it discharged. This post identifies the five main ways you can do so. None of them are easy, but neither is paying a student loan you...more

Hemant Goswami versus Union of India and Ors.

Civil Writ Petition - Public Interest (PIL)Not Applicable

The PIL highlighted that despite being allotted land at highly subsidised prices, the private educational institutions were not providing the mandatory 15 percent free seats to economically poor students. The petition...more

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