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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Kim’s Catch: Strategic Student Solutions LLC

Posted: 11/21/2017

Kim’s Catch:  Strategic Student Solutions LLC

Student loan debt is a financial burden for many. It is estimated that more than 42 million Americans owe nearly $1.3 trillion in student loans, the second largest class of consumer debt. Operators of Strategic Student Solutions, LLC and their related companies lured student loan borrowers into signing up for debt relief plans and duping them out of more than $11 million....Read more

Tags: student loan, debt relief, scams

Department Of Education Urged to Act on Behalf of Distressed Students

Posted: 6/21/2017

Department Of Education Urged to Act on Behalf of Distressed Students

Approximately 27,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges have been approved to have their student loans forgiven, but have yet to see their loans discharged. In April 2015, Corinthian Colleges shut down several of its campuses. This left thousands of students wondering how to deal with their student loans and their outstanding debts....Read more

Tags: student loan, Corinthian Colleges

10 Questions to Ask Your Student Loan Servicer

Posted: 3/10/2017

10 Questions to Ask Your Student Loan Servicer

Speaking with the loan servicer may seem intimidating, but keep in mind that they are there to help....Read more

Tags: student loan, infographics

Nation’s Largest Student Loan Company Sued

Posted: 2/2/2017

Nation’s Largest Student Loan Company Sued

On January 18, 2017, Navient Corporation (Navient) and its subsidiaries were hit with lawsuits from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Illinois Attorney General, and the Washington State Attorney General. All suits allege Navient failed its borrowers by not adequately fulfilling its role as servicer and cheating struggling borrowers....Read more

Tags: student loan, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Options Are Available for ITT Tech Students

Posted: 9/8/2016

Options Are Available for ITT Tech Students

ITT Technical Institutes ended operations on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, after the Department of Education (DOE) banned the schools from enrolling new students that receive federal loans and grants, among other restrictions....Read more

Tags: college, student loan

5 Ways to Pay for College

Posted: 5/10/2016

5 Ways to Pay for College

College tuition prices have been on the rise for the past decade. Both private non-profit universities and public four-year colleges have seen sharp increases in education costs. If you’re looking to continue your education, there are ways to fight the inflated tuition bill. Check out these handy tips on paying for college....Read more

Tags: college, student loan

Corinthian Colleges Hit with $1.1 Billion Judgment and Debt Relief Options Expand to More Students

Posted: 3/29/2016

Corinthian Colleges Hit with $1.1 Billion Judgment and Debt Relief Options Expand to More Students

Students of now defunct Corinthian College schools can apply for student debt relief through the Dept. of Education. BCA has information on how to apply....Read more

Tags: Corinthian Colleges, student loan

Marinello’s Cuts Courses—Announces Campus Closures

Posted: 2/8/2016

Marinello’s Cuts Courses—Announces Campus Closures

Marinello Schools of Beauty (Marinello) announced they are closing all 56 of its campuses located in California, Nevada, Utah, Connecticut, and Kansas. The announcement comes just days after the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) cut off federal student aid for 23 Marinello campuses in California and Nevada, and the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)issued an emergency decision, ordering the institution to cease enrolling any new students....Read more

Tags: school, education, student loan, company out of business

Kim's Catch: Student Loan Processing.US

Posted: 11/3/2015

Kim's Catch:  Student Loan Processing.US

With the current student loan debt at more than $1.2 trillion, many are struggling to keep up with payments, while others are falling behind and defaulting on their loans. Be wary of companies claiming they can reduce your payment or settle your debt. BCA has some tips for you....Read more

Tags: student loan, scams, debt consolidation

Debt Relief for Students Defrauded by Corinthian Colleges

Posted: 6/10/2015

Debt Relief for Students Defrauded by Corinthian Colleges

The U.S. Department of Education (“DOE”) announced on June 8, 2015, that debt relief options will be available to students that attended Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (“CCI”). Relief options are available not just to students that attended the closed CCI campuses, but also to students that believe they were victims of fraud, whether their school is being closed or not....Read more

Tags: Corinthian Colleges, Inc., college, student loan, fraud

Options for Students Affected By Corinthian Colleges Closure

Posted: 5/1/2015

Options for Students Affected By Corinthian Colleges Closure

Corinthian Colleges announced the shutdown of all their remaining campuses in the United States, effective April 27, 2015. The closure of the remaining campuses is said to have affected over 16,000 students and employees. What are students to do? BCA has some tips for you....Read more

Tags: student loan, college, consumer tips