Friday, November 3, 2017
In August, a federal court approved a historic settlement in Salazar v. DeVos that could provide debt relief to as many as 60,000 students. Under the settlement, the Department and Guaranty Agencies are in the process of sending out notices and discharge applications to former students who attended "Wilfred Beauty Academy" (and related Wilfred schools) in the 1980s and 1990s. Wilfred had campuses in CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, and TX. The Department is required to grant discharges for all borrowers who are eligible for a false certification ability-to-benefit discharge based on the application itself. But getting the word out to these borrowers, and helping them submit the applications, will be key to ensuring that as many as possible receive discharges.
This webinar will provide more information on the settlement, tools for borrower outreach, and explain to advocates how to assist Wilfred students in submitting their applications. Background information about the lawsuit, including key filings and the final settlement order, are available online.
There is no charge for this webinar and all time listings are in Eastern Time. NCLC does not provide CLE credits for webinars, but will give certificates of attendance following the webinar for those who are interested.
Please note: This webinar can hold a maximum of 1,000 attendees. If you log in and the webinar is full, a recording of the webinar will be provided following the broadcast.