Protect Students and Taxpayers from Career Education Rip-Offs!

We are writing to update you on an important rule proposed by the Department of Education. If not improved, it would leave students at risk of getting ripped off by career education programs that leave them with debts they can't repay.

The Department's proposed rule enforces a federal law requiring career education programs that receive federal student aid - at public, nonprofit, and for-profit colleges - to prepare students for "gainful employment" in a recognized occupation.

But the proposed rule issued last month must be strengthened to adequately protect students and taxpayers. For example, it doesn't require schools to provide financial relief for students in programs that lose eligibility for federal aid. It also would let troubled programs increase the number of students they enroll without any limits, right up to the day the programs lose eligibility.

Make your voice heard! Tell the Department the rule should force schools to quickly improve or end weak programs that consistently leave students with debts they can't repay. According to the Department, an astonishing 72 percent of the for-profit college programs subject to the proposed rule produced graduates who on average earned less than high school dropouts.

Click here to take action now! We've made it easy for you to urge a strong rule that protects students and taxpayers from career college cons.

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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