News Story (California)
Samantha Masunaga, Jim Puzzanghera
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 7, 2016
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Tags: For-profit college, Student Debt
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)
T students also could try to have private student loans forgiven and receive compensation for cash tuition payments through the state’s Student Tuition Recovery Fund, said Robyn Smith, a senior attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles.
The organization is planning a clinic Thursday to explain options to low-income ITT students, she said. The clinic will be held at the foundation’s west office at 1102 Crenshaw Blvd. in Los Angeles. Students can call (213) 640-3906 to register.
Smith warned students not to rush into a “hasty decision.” She said scammers will try to prey on those who are unsure of what to do next, such as companies that offer debt-relief packages that charge illegal upfront fees.