Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has joined with eight other attorneys general to ask the US Department of Education to forgive the school loans of students enrolled at a for-profit college chain.
Healey and the other attorneys general sent a letter to the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The letter asks his department to relieve Corinthian College students of their obligation to repay their federal student loans.
"We’re talking about particularly vulnerable students --- Single parents, veterans, service members --- who were marketed to, prayed on, with high pressure sales tactics by a for profit school, who are now stuck with boatloads of non-dischargeable debt.”
About 100 Corinthian students are refusing to pay back their federal loans. The Education Department has the authority to write off loans immediately when a college violates a student’s rights.
The Education department, made no comment on Healey's letter other than to acknowledge its receipt.