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DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Announces Outreach Effort to Delaware Residents Qualifying For Student Loan Forgiveness

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, September 5, 2016



Forgiveness applies to eligible students who attended Corinthian Colleges, including Everest and WyoTech

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is seeking Delaware residents who attended Corinthian Colleges who may qualify for complete discharge of their federal student loans.

Students who attended a program at the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, including Everest and WyoTech online or on-campus programs, may be eligible for complete forgiveness of their federal student loans under a program run by the U.S. Department of Education.  Approximately 300 Delaware residents may still be eligible for loan forgiveness.  The amount forgiven regarding those students is still to be determined.  Students will only need to complete a simple attestation form in order to apply.

In early 2015, following enforcement actions by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other authorities, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., sold most of its schools and later closed the remaining ones.  After an investigation, the Department of Education found that between 2010 and 2014, Corinthian College schools, including Everest and WyoTech Colleges, misrepresented job placement rates for many programs of study.  These misrepresentations allow students to assert a defense to repayment claim and, thereby, have their loans forgiven.

Delaware students who may be eligible for relief should call the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit at 1-800-220-5424 for help in determining eligibility.  In the coming weeks, the Consumer Protection Unit will also reach out to former Corinthian students via other means to encourage students to apply for debt relief.  Students may also apply by visiting the U.S. Department of Education’s website at the links below.

FORMER WYOTECH AND EVEREST STUDENTS

Check to see if your program of study and dates of enrollment are on the list:

If your program of study and dates of enrollment are on the above list, submit an application for a borrower defense to repayment:

Email: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/ev-wy-attestation-form.pdf and email it to the Department of Education at FSAOperations@ed.gov

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DOJ Consumer Protection Unit Announces Outreach Effort to Delaware Residents Qualifying For Student Loan Forgiveness

Consumer Protection | Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | Date Posted: Monday, September 5, 2016



Forgiveness applies to eligible students who attended Corinthian Colleges, including Everest and WyoTech

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice is seeking Delaware residents who attended Corinthian Colleges who may qualify for complete discharge of their federal student loans.

Students who attended a program at the for-profit Corinthian Colleges, including Everest and WyoTech online or on-campus programs, may be eligible for complete forgiveness of their federal student loans under a program run by the U.S. Department of Education.  Approximately 300 Delaware residents may still be eligible for loan forgiveness.  The amount forgiven regarding those students is still to be determined.  Students will only need to complete a simple attestation form in order to apply.

In early 2015, following enforcement actions by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other authorities, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., sold most of its schools and later closed the remaining ones.  After an investigation, the Department of Education found that between 2010 and 2014, Corinthian College schools, including Everest and WyoTech Colleges, misrepresented job placement rates for many programs of study.  These misrepresentations allow students to assert a defense to repayment claim and, thereby, have their loans forgiven.

Delaware students who may be eligible for relief should call the Delaware Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Unit at 1-800-220-5424 for help in determining eligibility.  In the coming weeks, the Consumer Protection Unit will also reach out to former Corinthian students via other means to encourage students to apply for debt relief.  Students may also apply by visiting the U.S. Department of Education’s website at the links below.

FORMER WYOTECH AND EVEREST STUDENTS

Check to see if your program of study and dates of enrollment are on the list:

If your program of study and dates of enrollment are on the above list, submit an application for a borrower defense to repayment:

Email: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/ev-wy-attestation-form.pdf and email it to the Department of Education at FSAOperations@ed.gov

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