Published: April 2019

PROTECT students from predatory for-profit schools

The PROTECT Students Act of 2019 would safeguard students, including veterans and servicemembers, from predatory for-profit colleges and ensure higher education meets the needs of hard-working students.

Consumer Action joined coalition members in supporting the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019 (PROTECT Students Act), introduced by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). The bill represents common-sense consumer protections for students and holds predatory institutions, including for-profit schools, accountable when they engage in unfair, deceptive, and other fraudulent practices. 

Lead Organization

The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)

Other Organizations

AFT, Local 2274 | Allied Progress | American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) American Federation of Teachers | Americans for Financial Reform | Association of Young Americans (AYA) | Center for American Progress | Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) The Center for Public Interest Law | Center for Responsible Lending | The Children's Advocacy Institute | Consumer Action | Consumer Federation of California | Consumer Reports | CWA Local 1081 | Demos | Education Reform Now Advocacy | The Education Trust | Empire Justice Center | Essential Information | Generation Progress | Government Accountability Project | Higher Education Loan Coalition | Hildreth Institute | The Institute for College Access & Success | The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights | Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition | NAACP | National Association for College Admission Counseling | National Association of Consumer Advocates | National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) | National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients) National Education Association | National Student Legal Defense Network | New America Higher Education Initiative | New Jersey Citizen Action | New York Legal Assistance Group | New York State Association of College Admission Counseling | New Yorkers for Responsible Lending | NJ NAACP | One Wisconsin Now | PHENOM (Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts) Project on Predatory Student Lending | Public Citizen | Public Law Center | Rutgers AAUP-AFT | Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) Student Action | Student Debt Crisis | U. S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG) UnidosUS | Veterans Education Success | Veterans for Common Sense | Western New York Law Center | Woodstock Institute | Young Invincibles

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