One week left! Tell the Education Department to stop funding predatory career education programs!
There's just one week left to tell the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen its proposed "gainful employment" rule. ACT NOW to help stop predatory career education programs that leave students drowning in debt and stick taxpayers with the bill!
Thousands have already submitted comments asking the agency to hold failing programs accountable instead of letting them off the hook.
Add your voice and help protect students and taxpayers! Time is running out, and the for-profit college industry is spending millions to drum up opposition to even the weakest regulation.
While we can't compete with their money, we can give you the facts. This rule would enforce a federal law that should have been enforced a long time ago. That law requires all 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 isn't strong enough to really protect students and taxpayers from rip-off programs.
The data the Department released in conjunction with its proposed rule are alarming. For example, at 114 programs there are more students who default on their loans than graduate. These parasitic programs, which collectively receive millions in federal funds, are all at for-profit colleges. Yet, the for-profit college industry wants to maintain the status quo of over-promising and under-delivering to students.
Please act now! Call for a strong rule that protects students and taxpayers from career college cons.