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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 17 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Lake Oswego, Ore.-based Aequitas Capital Management must provide nearly 2,000 Washington student loan borrowers more than $7 million in debt relief.
Jul 6 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit to stop the U.S. Department of Education from delaying implementation of Obama-era rules that protect student loan borrowers from predatory and deceptive practices by higher education institutions.
Jun 29 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today sought to protect student loan borrowers from predatory for-profit schools by moving to intervene in a federal lawsuit.
Jun 14 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on the Department of Education’s decision to delay the implementation of the new borrower defense to repayment regulations:
Jun 5 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is demanding that the U.S. Department of Education end extended delays in its program to cancel federal student loans for thousands of Washingtonians victimized by predatory for-profit colleges.
Apr 27 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is reaching out to notify thousands of Washingtonians who attended schools operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. that they are eligible for cancellation of their federal student loans.
Jan 18 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit against student loan servicer Navient Corporation, an offshoot of education-finance giant Sallie Mae. In addition, Ferguson also announced his agency-request Student Loan Bill of Rights legislation, introduced this session, to provide more resources for students and establish standards for student loan servicers like Navient.
Jan 5 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that his office has recovered more than $1.2 million in the last year cracking down on student loan debt adjusters who prey on borrowers. Ferguson also announced the introduction of bipartisan legislation to provide more transparency to students about their borrowing.
Dec 7 2016
Nearly a decade after the Court Reporting Institute, Inc. (CRI) in Seattle and Tacoma shut down after defrauding students and violating state laws, hundreds of cheated students are still saddled with federal student loan debt
May 26 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against a Florida-based company and its owners, accusing them of charging students illegal fees for debt adjustment services, including assistance with consolidating federal student loans.  Borrowers can already consolidate their loans, and get other assistance, for free through the federal government.

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