Published: June 2018

A terrible agenda for students and taxpayers

86 organizations working on behalf of students, veterans, servicemembers, civil rights, consumers, faculty and staff, and college access, including Consumer Action, wrote to Congress to convey their strong opposition to provisions that roll back or eliminate existing guardrails relating to program integrity and consumer protections in higher education in the PROSPER Act (H.R.4508).

The PROSPER Act would undo decades of work to protect students from costly, low-quality programs and high-pressure and deceptive sales tactics, and risk returning to the days that hundreds of thousands of students were left with debts they could not afford to repay. Because these organizations support the gainful employment rule, the 90-10 rule, the ban on incentive compensation (commissioned sales), and the borrower defense rule, we urge Congress to better protect students and taxpayers from paying for subpar programs by rejecting numerous provisions in the PROSPER Act to roll back these important safeguards.

Lead Organization

The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)

Other Organizations

American Association of University Women (AAUW) | American Federation of Teachers | Americans for Financial Reform | AMVETS | The Bell Policy Center | Center for American Progress | Center for Digital Democracy | Center for Global Policy Solutions | Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) | Center for Public Interest Law | Center for Responsible Lending | Consumer Action | Consumer Federation of America | Consumer Federation of California | Consumers Union | Democrats for Education Reform | DEMOS | The Education Trust | East Bay Community Law Center | Empire Justice Works | Generation Progress | High Ground Veterans Advocacy | Higher Ed, Not Debt | Housing and Economic Rights Advocates | Ivy League Veterans Council (ILVC) | Maryland Consumer Rights Coalitions | NAACP | National Consumer Law Center | SEIU | Student Debt Crisis | Teach Plus | Veterans Education Success

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Click here to read the letter and view the complete list of sign-on organizations.

For more information, visit TICAS.

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