Changes to the Defense to Repayment Application

Beginning February 1, 2017, student debtors who wish to dispute their federal student loans must use the Department of Education’s new form which is located here. If you filed Defense to Repayment before February 1, you do NOT need to file again. The Department has said that it will…

ITT Collective Won't Let ITT Use Bankruptcy to Avoid Responsibility

For months now, ITT debt resisters in the Debt Collective have been working together for debt cancellation. Over 900 resisters have joined the debt strike. Over 2,000 resisters have submitted Defense to Repayment applications to the Department of Education. Now they have enlisted lawyers from Harvard Law School to…

As Evidence of Systemic Fraud Builds, the Dept of Ed Continues to Collect on Fraudulent Debt

After members of the Debt Collective stood up for their rights, the Department of Education finally acknowledged its responsibility to investigate fraud among schools to which gives money to and to discharge the loans of students who were victims of fraud. It even acknowledged that where there is evidence of…

An Open Letter to President Obama from Former For-Profit College Students

Dear President Obama, The white house is about to be occupied by a man who owned a for-profit college, Trump University. As former for-profit college students and members of the Debt Collective, we are asking you to cancel our federal loans before Trump is inaugurated. In this video, Corinthian debt…

The Fight For Debt Cancellation Continues

The Debt Collective has always had a healthy skepticism when it comes to rhetoric from both sides of the aisle (Democrats and Republicans). We have said this from the beginning and we've always suggested people read the fine print! So let’s talk about the incoming administration. Trump is a…