Federal Judge Tentatively Rules Schools Can Intervene in Sweet v. Cardona
Arlington, VA – Today, a federal district court in California held a hearing in Sweet v. Cardona, a long-running suit brought by student loan borrowers against the U.S. Department of Education, to address motions to intervene filed by both for-profit and nonprofit higher education institutions. The schools sought to intervene after the parties announced a proposed settlement that would automatically forgive the loans of students who attended over 150 schools without adjudicating their borrower defense applications under the Department’s own regulations.
“We are pleased that, today, Judge Alsup tentatively ruled that he will allow schools to intervene in Sweet v. Cardona to protect their interests. The parties’ proposed settlement has unfairly impugned the reputations of more than 150 schools, all without the basic procedural fairness to which these schools are entitled under the Department’s own regulations,” said CECU’s President and CEO, Dr. Jason Altmire. “We are confident that these schools’ participation in the case will ensure a more just outcome for everyone involved.”
About Career Education Colleges and Universities
Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) is the national association serving the proprietary higher education sector.
Please direct media inquiries to Jenny Faubert, VP of Communications, at Jenny.Faubert@career.org