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November 29, 2016

Aguilar Announces For-Profit College Student Loan Relief and Transfer Workshop

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that he will hold a workshop on for-profit college student loan relief and transfer options to help students who have been affected by for-profit college closures, including ITT Tech, Everest College, Corinthian Colleges, Trump University and more. Staff members from Rep. Aguilar’s office and officials from the U.S. Department of Education will present and be on site to assist students.

“As someone who personally struggled with college affordability, I understand the stress that thousands of Inland Empire families experience as they try to scrap and save, and apply for grants or loans to obtain a college education,” said Aguilar. He continued, “It shouldn’t have to be this hard, and it certainly shouldn’t be made even more difficult by for-profit colleges that take advantage of students. We can and should do more to make it a little bit easier, so I’m glad to host this workshop to help San Bernardino County families.”

What: For-Profit College Student Loan Relief and Transfer Workshop

When: Monday, December 12th at 3PM

Where: 685 E. Carnegie Drive, Conference Room 240, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Anyone interested in attending can RSVP here. For additional information, please call Rep. Aguilar’s office at 909-890-4445.

This is Rep. Aguilar’s third college affordability workshop. He previously held information sessions for students impacted by the Everest College closure and for families navigating the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

A Pell Grant recipient, Rep. Aguilar understands the difficulties that Inland Empire families face with college affordability. Earlier this year he introduced the Grace Period Alleviation (GPA) Act, which would help recent graduates by extending their loan repayment grace period, eliminating interest payments during the grace period for students with subsidized loans and allowing students to refinance their loans under certain circumstances.

Rep. Aguilar has also cosponsored numerous pieces of legislation to address college affordability and to hold for-profit colleges accountable, including the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, the All-Year ACCESS Act, the America’s College Promise Act and the Protections and Regulations for Our Students (PRO) Act. To learn more about Rep. Aguilar’s commitment to making higher education more affordable, visit his website here.