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Bob Ferguson

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.
Apr 7 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced favorable resolutions for Washington consumers with six student loan debt adjustors that overcharged Washington state students and collected unlawful fees. Ferguson also obtained a default judgment against a seventh student loan debt adjustor for the same type of unfair and deceptive actions.
Feb 29 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined seven attorneys general today in calling on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to restore education benefits to veterans who were victims of predatory institutions, such as Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Nov 10 2015
SEATTLE — Following a legal victory in August, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a $418,000 judgment has been entered against a student loan debt adjusting company that overcharged Washington state students and collected unlawful fees.
Aug 18 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a King County Superior Court judge has ordered a student loan processing company that unlawfully charged borrowers to pay back its Washington victims.
Apr 9 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today urged the U.S. Department of Education to immediately relieve the debt burden of thousands of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, joining with several other state attorneys general.
Apr 7 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced action against a student loan debt adjusting firm that exploited borrowers for financial gain.