June 08, 2015

Rep. Mark Takano Statement on the Department of Education Expanding Debt Relief for Corinthian Students

Washington, DC – On Monday afternoon, the Department of Education announced that it would be expanding debt relief for students of Corinthian Colleges. After the announcement, Rep. Mark Takano released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement from the Department of Education is welcome news to those who were defrauded and mislead by Corinthian Colleges. By expanding the requirements needed to receive debt relief, and announcing that a ‘Special Master’ will oversee this borrower defense issues, the Department of Education is putting this issue on the forefront and providing some much needed relief to thousands of students. I commend Secretary Duncan and hope to work with the ‘Special Master’ to ensure the Department’s plan goes far enough to provide the relief necessary.”

Earlier this year, Rep. Takano introduced the PRO Students Act, which is a comprehensive piece of legislation designed to protect our nation’s students from these bad practices and bad actors. By ensuring that students have access to important and accurate information and data, strengthening oversight and regulation, and holding schools accountable for violations and poor performance, the PRO Students Act will ensure that our student and taxpayer dollars are being well spent, and that students are receiving quality, affordable education.