Dear friends and supporters,
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is holding a Facebook LIVE Town Hall on student loan and education issues this coming Tuesday, and he’s invited all of us to join in.
We are excited to share his message:
As a supporter of Student Debt Crisis, you already know how hard it is today to afford an education. Costs keep rising. Predatory institutions exploit students’ aspirations. The administration in Washington keeps siding with special interests over the students who they are supposed to protect.
As New York’s top lawyer, I’ve directed my office to use every legal tool at our disposal to help students get a fair shake — and I want to hear from you about the issues you’re facing.
Next Tuesday, November 14th, at 1:30 PM ET, I will be hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall on our work protecting students. Will you join me?
Facebook Live Town Hall with AG Schneiderman on Student Loans
Tuesday, November 14th, 1:30PM ET
Live on Facebook: Facebook.com/Eric.Schneiderman
While legislators across the country fight for reforms in Congress and in the states, we’ve focused our efforts on holding institutions and the Trump administration accountable to the law. And we’ve already been able to achieve a lot:
– We secured millions of dollars in settlements for students who were defrauded and misled, including New Yorkers attending DeVry, Corinthian Colleges, EDMC, and CEC.
– We sued the Department of Education for abandoning rules that would help protect students and taxpayers from abuse by for-profit schools, including the Borrower Defense Rule and the Gainful Employment Rule.
– We led a bipartisan coalition of 25 AGs calling on Secretary DeVos to reject the student loan servicing industry’s attempt to avoid state oversight.
– We opened an inquiry into the collection practices of the National College Student Loan Trusts, which hold over 800,000 private student loans.
– We settled with a coding school for operating without a license and for its employment and salary claims.
– And we issued guidance for federal student loan borrowers ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program, so that they can get the relief that they have earned.
I look forward to hearing your ideas, your concerns, and your questions at our town hall next Tuesday. Click here to sign up for a reminder, and head here to submit a question in advance.
Thank you and keep fighting for other Americans who’ve been impacted by this crisis. Your voice is so important, and take it from an elected official – when you speak together you make a difference.
Eric T. Schneiderman
New York Attorney General