NCLC offers free webinars broadcast nationwide. Webinar topics include auto fraud, consumer rights for domestic violence survivors, bankruptcy, racial justice, student loans, rural development and more. NCLC also offers a monthly elder-related webinars series through the National Elder Rights Training Project generously supported by the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living.
Note: NCLC does not provide CLE credits for webinars. Upon request, we will provide a certificate of attendance.
More students impacted by school closures: what should Independence University, CollegeAmerica, Stevens-Henager College, and California College San Diego students do?
August 4, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:00PM (EDT) | Register
- This webinar will provide students with information about student loan discharges and other information regarding the closure of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Schools Independence University, CollegeAmerica, Stevens-Henager College, and California College San Diego. In August 2020, the Attorney General of Colorado won its case against CEHE’s owners. In that lawsuit, the Colorado AG revealed extensive evidence that CEHE schools were misleading students, misrepresented earnings and employment outcomes, and were offering predatory private loans to students.
As students are navigating their school’s closure, they should be cautious and take time to consider all their options. They have many different options – including obtaining a closed school discharge (a complete cancellation of all their federal student loans and restoration of their Pell Grants) – and should make sure they understand all their rights and options before making a decision. Although their school may pressure them to complete their program via a “teach-out” or transferring to a new school, students who do so will not be able to obtain a closed school discharge. Borrowers should carefully consider whether completing their program is worth the debt they will need to repay to do so. We hope that many will attend our webinar which will provide the information they need to move forward. (Robyn Smith – Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Kyra Taylor – NCLC). This Webinar is FREE and will be made available for access following the live broadcast.
Overview of the CFPB’s Covid-19 RESPA Rule
August 26, 2021 | 3:00PM-4:30PM (EDT) | Register
- On June 28, 2021, the CFPB released a final rule under RESPA that includes important protections for homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rule, which takes effect August 31, 2021, imposes procedural safeguards that limit servicers’ ability to initiate foreclosure through December 31, 2021. It also sets out enhanced early intervention requirements, with specific information that must be communicated through live contact attempts to delinquent borrowers until October 1, 2022. Finally, the rule clarifies when servicers must resume reasonable diligence efforts and authorizes servicers to provide certain streamlined loan modification offers based on an incomplete application. This webinar will provide an overview of the new rule. This Webinar is FREE and will be made available for access following the live broadcast.