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- Did your school lie to you, mislead you, misrepresent anything about the school, defraud you, or deceive you?
- Did your school take out student loans in your name without your permission?
- Did the school promise the GI Bill would cover everything, and then it didn’t?
- Did you see an advertisement for the school that made the school sound better than it really is?
- Did the school mislead you about the tuition?
- Were there hidden fees?
- Did the school promise a veteran discount it didn’t deliver?
- Did the school change the number of credits needed to graduate after you’d started?
- Did the school enroll you in a different program than what you’d asked for, or change the program requirements?
- Did the school promise the accreditation was the same as any other school, but it isn’t?
- Did the school promise your credits could transfer to your state university or another school, but they don’t?
- Did the school promise you could work in a licensed occupation (e.g., Registered Nurse, lawyer, electrician, plumber, most health fields, such as Radiology Tech), but you found out the program doesn’t qualify you to get the license?
- Did the school make promises about your likely job and salary success?
- Did the school promise career placement help they didn’t deliver?
- Was the quality of the education, teachers, materials, classrooms not what you were promised?
- Did the school trick you into signing documents or loans you didn’t understand?
- Did the school give you a “refund” and tell you it was your money to keep, but you found out later you owe student loans for it? (This can happen when a school takes out loans for a student, and then, once the GI Bill arrives, the student’s account is “over-paid,” and the school gives the student a “refund,” but it’s really student loan $, and some schools mislead students about this.)
- Did your school register you for a degree or program that you could not benefit from? (e.g., language barrier, mental illness, criminal record)
You have legal rights! It is illegal for schools to do these things. Our free lawyers can help you learn your rights and your options, and make sure your case gets to state and federal law enforcement to fight for you. Contact us right away HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if your school closed, you have many rights and options. Go here.
If you were not deceived, but you just have too many loans, there are good programs to reduce your loans. Go here.
Here are some other resources:
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
- You can report deceptions or unfair treatment to the Department of Veterans Affairs. You can also call the VA Office of the Inspector General hotline at 1-800-488-8244.
- You can report bad behavior by colleges (and student loan companies) to the Department of Education.
- Private loan from a bank or from your school? Alert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
- 21 states have money available to reimburse students in certain situations. Click here for more info.
- Ask your Congressman and Senators to fight for you.