The United States Department of Education, working with multiple state attorneys general, has found that former Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (“Corinthian”) students who attended specific programs at some campuses at certain times were defrauded by Corinthian. Corinthian operated schools under the names Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, Heald College, and WyoTech. Students who attended these programs are eligible to have the federal student loans used to attend the programs discharged and to receive reimbursement for payments made on those loans.
You may have recently received a letter or email from your state attorney general’s office or the Outreach Administrator (“Outreach Mailing”) in regard to the above mentioned loan discharge. If you received the Outreach Mailing, information provided by the U.S. Department of Education and Corinthian indicates that you likely attended a program affected by fraud. Borrowers who received an Outreach Mailing should confirm that they attended one of these programs. Programs affected by fraud at Everest Institute, Everest College, Everest University, and WyoTech can be found here. Programs affected by fraud at Heald College are here.
Borrowers who received an Outreach Mailing should also review the materials enclosed in that mailing or the links in the email, and visit the FAQ and Important Documents and Links pages of this website for more information.
If you did not receive an Outreach Mailing, but you did attend a Corinthian school, you may obtain information regarding potential debt relief at the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid website.
Students can also call the U.S. Department of Education hotline at 1-855-279-6207 or email questions to FSAOperations@ed.gov.
Beware of student loan scams! You can apply for loan forgiveness for FREE through the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Department of Education never charges application or maintenance fees, so if you’re asked to pay, walk away.