U.S. Department of Education Announces Path for Debt Relief for Students at 91 Additional Corinthian Campuses
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that students who were defrauded at 91 former Corinthian Colleges Inc. (Corinthian) campuses nationwide have a clear path to loan forgiveness under evidence uncovered by the Department while working with multiple state attorneys general.
These campuses represent the largest group of borrowers eligible for loan relief so far from the ongoing investigation into Corinthian. In total, the Department has made findings of fraud against more than 100 of Corinthian’s former campuses.
Students who attended Corinthian schools operated under its Everest and WyoTech brands in more than 20 states – Massachusetts, California, Illinois, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oregon, New York, Utah, Maryland, New Jersey, and Wyoming – can apply for debt relief through a form posted here (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/corinthian). The Department is reaching out to those students through postal mail, email, partner organizations and other means.
U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. made the announcement in Boston with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, whose office was instrumental in bringing forward evidence that Corinthian’s two Everest Institute campuses in Massachusetts – Chelsea and Brighton – misrepresented their job placement rates to enrolled and prospective students. Students from multiple programs at those campuses can now apply for relief using the online process described above.
United States Department of Education. 2016. U.S. Department of Education Announces Path for Debt Relief for Students at 91 Additional Corinthian Campuses. Article.