Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Mark Takano has once again introduced legislation to protect students from for-profit colleges by seeking to establish strong regulations for the for-profit college industry. This legislation was originally introduced by Takano in 2015.
The abrupt closures of for-profit colleges such as Corinthian Colleges, ITT Technical Institute and others which impacted far too many students in the inland region, brought to light the urgent need to rein-in the predatory and fraudulent practices in the for-profit college system.
If successful the Protections and Regulations for Our Students or PRO Students Act will protect students and taxpayers against fraudulent colleges, give cheated students access to loan relief, and hold for-profit colleges to strong measures of accountability.