AG Healey leads charge among states seeking debt relief for former Corinthian College students


This was originally posted on The Boston Business Journal's website

By Mary Moore

Attorney General Maura Healey is leading the charge among state attorneys general, asking the federal government to cancel loans taken out by students who attended now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.

Zenith Education Group has purchased most of the campuses and programs run by Corinthian, which collapsed last summer when the federal government froze financial aid for the school.

Healey submitted a letter to Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, asking that the federal loans be forgiven for students who had attended Corinthian. She was joined by the attorneys general from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Washington.

In the letter, Healey and the other attorneys general argue that the U.S. Department of Education has legal authority to help students who have been harmed. The letter also asks federal education officials to clarify the grounds and processes by which students can get loans forgiven and to approach loan servicers for relief.

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