Jan 3 2019
AG Ferguson obtains more than $7M in student debt relief for thousands of Washingtonians from for-profit college
More than 3,000 Washingtonians will receive more than $7.6 million in debt relief from Career Education Corporation (CEC), a for-profit higher education company, as part of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal action over the company’s use of deceptive practices to attract potential students. CEC owned and operated two campuses in Washington until they closed down.
Sep 12 2018
Following another legal victory against the Trump Administration, Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a statement today after a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled the federal Department of Education improperly delayed the implementation of Obama-era rules that protect student loan borrowers from predatory and deceptive practices by higher education institutions.
Mar 2 2018
AG-request bill protecting hundreds of thousands of Washington student loan borrowers passes the Legislature
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request legislation providing vital protections for Washington’s more than 800,000 student loan borrowers passed the Legislature today.
Dec 29 2017
More than 800,000 Washington borrowers owe more than $24B in student loan debt
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.