Student Rights Lawyers
You Are Protected by the Law
Just like employees, students are also entitled to certain protections under various state and federal laws while pursuing their education. This includes protection from discrimination, retaliation, and unlawful and deceptive practices, and unfair student loan practices, by way of example. Nichols Kaster is committed to advocating for the rights of students in group or class action settings. It is important to discuss the specific facts of your situation to determine what legal protections you may be entitled to.
Every student deserves equal access to education, no matter the student’s race, color, national origin, disability, religion, orientation, identity, or sex. Students deserve to have their complaints taken seriously if they aren’t being treated fairly by students or school staff.
Unfair Student Loan Practices
Student loan companies and the companies they work with may be taking advantage of borrowers. There are a wide variety of ways in which a borrower could be harmed. For example, if you have student loans and your lender or guarantor isn’t following the loan agreement or is changing the terms on you, you may be able to take legal action. If a debt collector is involved in trying to collect on your loan, the debt collector needs to follow certain legal requirements, including not calling you between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
For-Profit School Scams
Some for-profit schools simply don’t have their students’ best interests in mind and will do whatever it takes to increase profits. For example, to increase enrollment numbers, some schools will lie about job placement numbers, mislead students about accreditation status, and illegally incentivize admissions counselors in an effort to get more students in the door. Schools will often prey on vulnerable populations.
We are available at (877) 344-4628 — discuss your concerns and connect with one of our attorneys.