I attended Corinthian College in California submitted borrow defense in 2014/2015 so loans have been in forbearance until then. I finally received approval for partial discharge which is 25% with interest exemption. A 25% discharge is nothing specifically when you take into consideration Corinthian’s was found guilty off securities fraud, consumer fraud in the state of California.
Anyhow, in order to dispute the discharge for reconsideration, I have to complete the below three questions:
What you think was decided incorrectly
Why you believe the decision was incorrect
Any evidence that you believe establishes that you are eligible for a different decision
Wondering if anyone has had to do this and or suggestions of what to say?
BTW, this is how they justify their decision(s):
How did you determine my discharge percentage?
To calculate the amount of your discharge, we compared the earnings of those who completed the same or a similar program at your school (“your program earnings”) to the earnings of those who completed the same or a similar program at other schools (“comparison earnings”). This earnings information is available at StudentAid.gov/borrower-defense-discharge-earnings. Specifically, we used a statistical tool called “standard deviation” to identify the range of program earnings that would qualify for loan relief. If your program earnings exceeded the comparison earnings, then even if you have filed an approved claim, you will not receive a discharge, except in the case of borrowers whose applications are associated with CCI, who will receive at least a 10% discharge if they have submitted an approved claim. The larger the negative gap between your program earnings and comparison earnings, the greater the amount of loan discharge you received.
We have determined as a matter of policy that this approach is a reasonable, appropriate way to calculate the amount of financial harm for students in your program affected by the conduct of the school mentioned earlier in this letter.