The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told Corinthian Colleges, Inc. that the agency's enforcement office may urge the CFPB to "take legal action" against the for-profit higher education provider for possible violations of federal law, Corinthian announced in a federal tax filing Monday. In its statement, the for-profit education provider said that the consumer bureau had informed it in December that its enforcement staff plans to charge the company with violating the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010. The consumer bureau may seek "injunctive and monetary relief" against Corinthian, the agency told the company.
Corinthian officials said that they would respond to the agency's notice and that they believe the company's "acts and practices relating to student loans — financing that is essential to preserving our students’ access to post-secondary education — are lawful."
ITT Educational Services, Inc. announced having received a similar warning from the CFPB last month.
- CFPB is investigating Corinthian Colleges, possibly focusing on student lending
- Federal regulators accuse Corinthian Colleges of predatory lending scheme, strong-arm debt collection tactics
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sues ITT, alleges predatory loan scheme
- Federal watchdog seeks information from a national accreditor about for-profit colleges
- CFPB investigates for-profit Ashford University's lending program
- California Regulatin'
- For-profits exiting direct private loan arena
- Guaranty agency buys half of Corinthian Colleges and forgives $480 million in student debt
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