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Briefing on Protecting Students and Taxpayers

  • 2237 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
In Conjunction with Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Invite you to learn about key protections for college students and taxpayers
that are being put at risk by the Trump Administration

Hear directly from organizations working to protect student loan borrowers in your district

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 2:00 PM ET
2237 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has sought to roll back or eliminate key protections for students, including the Gainful Employment rule and the Borrower Defense to Repayment rule. These rollbacks have come at the expense of the most vulnerable students, including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. The Department is seeking to repeal the Gainful Employment rule while more than 150,000 defrauded borrowers' claims for relief await action.

We hope you will join us to learn more about how the weakening of these and other key accountability and consumer protection measures affects your student constituents.

Panelists will discuss the history of these regulations, how the regulations impact for-profit colleges and why, and the real-life consequences of the abuses of predatory colleges, which target and disproportionately enroll low-income and Black and Latino and military connected students.

Moderated by:
Denise Forte - Vice President, The Education Trust 

Panelists:
Sarah Cohen - Assistant Director, Government Affairs, American Federation of Teachers
CJ Powell - Higher Ed Program Analyst, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
James Kvaal - President, The Institute for College Access & Success
Lachelle Griffin - Army veteran and former student at for-profit Virginia College