Everest Institute students eligible for federal loan cancellation

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The Attorney General says help is on the way for thousands of students who attended the now-defunct Everest Institute in Rochester.

Students can have their federal student loans canceled and payments already made could be refunded.

Everest closed abruptly in 2015 following an investigation into its parent company, Cornithian Colleges.

The U.S. Department of Education found Corinthian misrepresented graduates' employment success.

Any student who attended a Corinthian school who believes that the school lied about job prospects or other issues may apply to have their federal student loans canceled using the DOE’s discharge application

More information is available here.

For additional information about federal loan discharges, students can visit here.

Students can also call the DOE’s hotline at 1-855-279-6207 or e-mail questions about discharge of their federal student loans to FSAOperations@ed.gov.

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