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In a recently filed lawsuit, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has demonstrated its willingness to assert its authority over both the student loan industry and for-profit colleges. The defendant in that lawsuit,...more
On March 13, the New York DFS launched a new website to provide student borrowers with information about (i) the types of financial aid available; (ii) what to do in the event of default...more
After signaling its intention to crack down on deceptive marketing and predatory lending practices by for-profit colleges, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed its first enforcement action in this arena. The...more
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PLA today posts the GAO’s report, issued last month, analyzing the market for college debit cards and expressing concern about “students’ access to no-fee ATMs, schools’ influence over students’ banking and payment choices,...more
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After hinting for months that it intends to use its enforcement powers to police lending in the higher education arena, the CFPB dropped the hammer on ITT Educational Services, filing suit against the for-profit college over...more
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are intensifying their regulatory and enforcement focus on proprietary schools and third-party marketing companies.
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