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The U.S. Department of Education just announced its plan to eliminate the gainful employment rule, which protects hundreds of thousands of students from being swamped by loans they cannot afford, and Secretary DeVos needs to hear from YOU!

The gainful employment rule ensures that career education programs at public, nonprofit, and for-profit colleges do not leave their typical graduates with debts that are unaffordable, relative to their earnings. It is needed to prevent poorly performing programs from continuing to bilk students and taxpayers, and to keep unscrupulous schools from enrolling as many students as possible without regard to the quality of the training or job prospects.

The Department is seeking comments from the public on its plan to repeal the regulation, and it takes less than a minute to make your voice heard. Tell Secretary DeVos a strong gainful employment rule is needed to protect students and taxpayers from career education programs that consistently leave their leave their graduates with unaffordable student debts.

ACT NOW! Submit your comment to the Department now. After you fill out your contact information, click SUBMIT to edit your comment and send it directly to the U.S. government’s www.regulations.gov website.

Comments must be received by SEPTEMBER 13! Tell Education Secretary DeVos to abandon her proposal to eliminate the existing gainful employment rule, and to immediately begin following the law.

June 2018

Petition urging Congress to oppose the PROSPER Act.

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August 2016

Petition urging the Department of Education to strengthen regulations to better protect students and taxpayers from fraud and other misconduct by unscrupulous colleges.

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June 2016

Petition urging Congress to strengthen the Pell Grant and oppose the raid on Pell funding.

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To help student loan borrowers understand their repayment options, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is creating a simple, one-page Payback Playbook. And they want feedback from borrowers and advocates like you!

Comments are due on June 12, and they’re easy to submit. 

Click here to see the Playbook and tell the CFPB what you think today!

August 2015

The U.S. Department of Education sought feedback on the proposed IDR plan, called Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE).

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April 2014

Petition urging the U.S. Department of Education to issue a strong "gainful employment" rule that that protects students and taxpayers from career college cons.

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August 2013

Petition urging the U.S. House of Representatives to vote no on 2637.

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June 2013

Petition urging Congress to cosponsor the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act.

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May 2013

This is a petition urging the Senate to cosponsor the Reed-Harkin bill (S. 953),

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