Make Your Voice Heard: Submit a Comment on Defense to Repayment

When the Department of Education makes new regulations about for-profit colleges, it’s usually for-profit colleges who dominate the proceedings. By uniting together, Debt Collective members are changing that. This month, there is another opportunity for all of us to make our voices heard. The Department of Education is currently…

Your School's Accreditor is in Trouble. What Does That Mean for You?

By law, in order for a college to get money from the federal government, it has to be accredited. An accredition agency is supposed to make sure that colleges are doing their job and providing you with a quality education. In the for-profit sector, schools have been bribing accreditors for…

Statement on the Department of Education's Proposal on Defense to Repayment

In 2015 former Corinthian students launched the nation’s first-ever debt strike and started a campaign to demand debt cancellation for defrauded student loan borrowers. In the months since, thousands of people from multiple for-profit colleges flooded the Department of Education with debt disputes in an unprecedented collective effort to…

Learning from the Housing Crisis of 2008: Debtors Must Unite and Fight Back

Kari Hensley, Financial Researcher, The Debt Collective We often hear that everyone in the US can live “the good life" if we work hard and play by the rules. It’s a powerful idea, the American Dream. At its core it’s a story about equality, opportunity, and living a…

Who’s Afraid of Occupy? The John Oliver Show Erases Debt Resistance

Eight months ago, Charles Wilson, a researcher from John Oliver's HBO show, Last Week Tonight, contacted us to ask about our project of buying and cancelling debt. We kicked off the Rolling Jubilee in 2012 with a widely publicized telethon (featuring comedians David Rees, Lizz Winstead, and Hari Kondabolu and…