Act Now: Tell the Education Department to Strengthen Rules that Protect Students and Taxpayers

Right now, the U.S. Department of Education is considering whether to strengthen several important rules for federal student aid programs. Now is your chance to tell the Obama Administration to protect students and taxpayers from rip-off career education programs and unscrupulous schools.  

Make your voice heard today!

Public comments are due by June 4: less than two weeks from now. Tell the Obama Administration that students and taxpayers deserve a strong gainful employment rule; accountability for schools that try to evade laws designed to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse; and relief for defrauded students, paid for by the schools that harmed them.

As TICAS and a national coalition of advocates for students and college access, consumers, veterans, and civil rights recently wrote to President Obama:

"Today, as a result of government and media investigations, there is much stronger public awareness of abuses in the career education sector, as compared with just a few years ago. Public anger is growing that taxpayers are subsidizing an industry rife with a toxic mix of misleading sales tactics, unmanageable student debts, low completion rates, high CEO pay, and growing evidence of fraud."

The Administration needs to hear from you, too!

Click here for simple instructions and sample comments.
Income-Based Repayment and Pay As You Earn are two ways to help keep monthly payments affordable based on your income and family size. Visit the Department of Education’s Repayment Estimator to find out what your payments might be.

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