Attestation for Certain Everest and WyoTech Students

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ATTESTATION FOR CERTAIN EVEREST AND WYOTECH STUDENTS
APPLICATION FOR BORROWER DEFENSE TO REPAYMENT LOAN DISCHARGE
FORM APPROVED OMB NO: 1845-0132 Exp. 11/30/2018

The Department of Education has found that at various times between 2010 and 2014, Everest Institute, Everest College, and Everest University ("Everest"), and WyoTech published misleading job placement rates for many of its programs of study. This form is designed to expedite the process of obtaining loan forgiveness based on borrower defense to repayment for loans taken out by Everest and WyoTech students to enroll in these programs. This form covers federal Direct Loans (including Parent PLUS loans issued to parents of Everest and WyoTech students) received on or after July 1, 2010. A list of covered programs and dates of enrollment is available at https://studentaid.ed.gov/ev-wy-findings. Please fill out this attestation ONLY IF your program and dates of enrollment are included on this list.

Everest and WyoTech students who did not attend programs where the Department of Education found misleading job placement rates, or whose decision to enroll was not influenced by those job placement rates, may still be eligible for loan forgiveness based on borrower defense to repayment. Additional instructions to file a claim for loan forgiveness can be found at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgivenesscancellation/ borrower-defense.

Instructions: Please complete this form. To sign the form, insert a digital image of your signature in the appropriate field below or print a hard copy of the form and sign. Submit your form and all supplementary documents referenced in question #4 via email to FSAOperations@ed.gov or mail to Department of Education, PO Box 429060, San Francisco, CA 94142.

SECTION I: BORROWER INFORMATION

First Name ______________________________

Middle Name ______________________________

Last Name ______________________________

Date of Birth ______________________________

Social Security Number (last 4 digits) ______________________________

Telephone Number ______________________________

Email Address ______________________________

Home Address ______________________________

City ______________________________

State ______________________________

Zipcode ______________________________


I,__________________ , attest to the following:

I am submitting this attestation and additional materials in support of my application for a borrower defense to repayment discharge of my Direct Loans under 34 C.F.R. § 685.206 (c).

SECTION II: PROGRAM INFORMATION

If you enrolled in more than one covered Everest/WyoTech program, you will need to complete the following for each covered program you attended. For example, if you were a criminal justice student in 2011 and returned in 2012 for an accounting program, you should complete the first Campus Program section based on your enrollment in criminal justice and the second Campus Program section based on your enrollment in accounting.
If you have more than one program, click the Add Campus Program button that appears at the bottom of the Campus Program section.

Note: This form applies to students who enrolled in a program after misleading placement rates were published for the program. A list of covered programs and dates of enrollment is available at https://studentaid.ed.gov/ev-wy-findings. The earliest enrollment date covered is July 1, 2010.

CAMPUS PROGRAM

Campus ______________________________

Enrollment Start Date* (MM/YYYY) ______________________________

Enrollment End Date* (MM/YYYY) ______________________________

Program Name ______________________________

Credential______________________________

1. Prior to my enrollment in this Everest/WyoTech program, I received information about job placement rates related to my program of study through one or more of the following ways (check each that applies)

__Brochures advertising Everest/WyoTech academic programs or other printed materials, including those provided by Everest/ WyoTech representatives or recruiters;

__Emails, online materials, or online disclosures from or by Everest/WyoTech.


2. I believed that the job placement rates related to my program of study indicated the level of quality an Everest/WyoTech education offered to students. I chose to enroll at Everest/WyoTech based, in substantial part, on the information I received about job placement rates related to my program of study and the quality of education I believed those placement rates represented.

3. I applied for and received a federal Direct Loan to cover the cost of attendance of the Everest/WyoTech program in which I enrolled.

4. As an attachment to this attestation, I have included documents(s) with additional information to confirm that I was enrolled in the program of study at Everest/WyoTech that I identified above, and was enrolled for the dates I provided above. (Suggested documents include transcripts and registration documents indicating your specific program of study at Everest/WyoTech and dates of enrollment.) The document(s) I have attached are:

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__ *Select the check box if you had multiple periods of enrollment in a program, that is, if you enrolled in a program but subsequently discontinued enrollment, and then reenrolled in the same program at a later date, please provide all start and end dates applicable to this program. (Selecting the box provides user ability to add multiple periods of enrollment. Deselect the check box to remove any enrollment dates added in error.)

ADD CAMPUS PROGRAM BUTTON [Allows to add an additional campus program by repeating questions 1-4 above]

REMOVE CAMPUS PROGRAM BUTTON [Removes additional campus program section prevoiusly added by clicking the ADD CAMPUS BUTTON]

SECTION III: OTHER INFORMATION

Please provide or attach any other information about your experience at Everest/WyoTech that you believe is relevant: (2,000 characters max)

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SECTION IV: DIRECT LOAN FORBEARANCE

By completing this form, you are eligible to have all of your federal loans placed into forbearance and for collections on any federal loans in default to stop while your claim is reviewed by the Department of Education. Please read the following information carefully before making your selection below.
During any period that your loans are in forbearance, you do not have to make payments on those loans, and the loans will not go into default. If your loans are already in default, collections will stop. This will continue until the loan discharge review process is completed. Your servicer will notify you when your loan has been placed into forbearance or stopped collections. Until you receive that notice, you should continue to make payments.

The forbearance or stopped collections will affect all of a borrower's federal loans, including loans that are not eligible for discharge through this form, such as Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), loans taken out to attend an Everest and/or WyoTech program not on the enclosed list of covered programs, or loans taken out to attend another institution.

Note that interest will continue to accrue on all of these federal loans, including subsidized loans, during the forbearance or stopped collections period.

If you want the forbearance or stopped collections to apply only to those loans that may be eligible for a discharge using this form (federal Direct Loans received on or after July 1, 2010 to attend Everest and/or WyoTech programs covered by the enclosed list), you must notify your loan servicer. At any time during the forbearance or stopped collections period, you may voluntarily make payments on your loans, including payments for accrued interest, or end the forbearance or stopped collections by contacting your servicer.

If your claim made using this form is successful, your federal Direct Loans borrowed to attend a covered Everest/WyoTech program will be discharged. Also at that time, the forbearance or stopped collections period for your other federal loans will end. You will be responsible for repaying these other remaining loans, including interest that accrued during the forbearance or stopped collections period, under the terms of your promissory note.

If your claim is denied, you will not receive a discharge of any of your loans and the forbearance or stopped collections period will end for all of your loans. You will be responsible for repaying these loans, including interest that accrued during the forbearance or stopped collections period, under the terms of your promissory note.

__ Yes, I want my federal loans to be placed in forbearance and for collections to stop on any loans in default while my loan discharge claim is reviewed.

__ No, I do not want my federal loans to be placed in forbearance and for collections to stop on any loans in default while my loan discharge claim is reviewed.

SECTION V: CERTIFICATION

By signing this attestation I certify that:

I agree to provide, upon request, testimony, a sworn statement, or other documentation reasonably available to me that demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Department of Education or its designee that I meet the qualifications for borrower defense to repayment loan discharge.

All of the information I provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and I agree, if asked, to provide information reasonably available to me to the Department of Education that will verify the accuracy of my completed attestation.

I understand that the Department of Education has the authority to verify information reported on this application with other federal or state agencies or other entities. I authorize the Department of Education, along with its agents and contractors, to contact me regarding this request at the phone number above using automated dialing equipment or artificial or prerecorded voice or text messages.

I understand that if I purposely provided false or misleading information on this application, I may be subject to the penalties specified in 18 U.S. Code § 1001.

Signature______________________________

Date______________________________

Privacy Act Notice

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) requires that the following notice be provided to you: The authorities for collecting the requested information from and about you are §421 et seq., §451 et seq. and §461 et seq. of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 1071 et seq., 20 U.S.C. 1087(a) et seq., and 20 U.S.C. 1087(a) et seq., and the authorities for collecting and using your Social Security Number (SSN) are §428B(f) and §484(a)(4) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1078-2(f) and 20 U.S.C. 1091(a)(4) and 31 U.S.C. 7701(b). Participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, or the Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program, and giving us your SSN are voluntary, but you must provide the requested information, including your SSN, to participate. The principal purposes for collecting the information on this form, including your SSN, are to verify your identity, to determine your eligibility to receive a loan or a benefit on a loan (such as a deferment, forbearance, discharge, or forgiveness) under the Direct Loan Program, FFEL, or Perkins Loan Programs, to permit the servicing of your loan(s), and, if it becomes necessary, to locate you and to collect and report on your loan(s) if your loan(s) becomes delinquent or defaults. We also use your SSN as an account identifier and to permit you to access your account information electronically. The information in your file may be disclosed, on a case-by-case basis or under a computer matching program, to third parties as authorized under routine uses in the appropriate systems of records notices. The routine uses of this information include, but are not limited to, its disclosure to federal, state, or local agencies, to private parties such as relatives, present and former employers, business and personal associates, to consumer reporting agencies, to financial and educational institutions, and to guaranty agencies in order to verify your identity, to determine your eligibility to receive a loan or a benefit on a loan, to permit the servicing or collection of your loan(s), to enforce the terms of the loan(s), to investigate possible fraud and to verify compliance with federal student financial aid program regulations, or to locate you if you become delinquent in your loan payments or if you default. To provide default rate calculations, disclosures may be made to guaranty agencies, to financial and educational institutions, or to state agencies. To provide financial aid history information, disclosures may be made to educational institutions. To assist program administrators with tracking refunds and cancellations, disclosures may be made to guaranty agencies, to financial and educational institutions, or to federal or state agencies. To provide a standardized method for educational institutions to efficiently submit student enrollment statuses, disclosures may be made to guaranty agencies or to financial and educational institutions. To counsel you in repayment efforts, disclosures may be made to guaranty agencies, to financial and educational institutions, or to federal, state, or local agencies. In the event of litigation, we may send records to the Department of Justice, a court, adjudicative body, counsel, party, or witness if the disclosure is relevant and necessary to the litigation. If this information, either alone or with other information, indicates a potential violation of law, we may send it to the appropriate authority for action. We may send information to members of Congress if you ask them to help you with federal student aid questions. In circumstances involving employment complaints, grievances, or disciplinary actions, we may disclose relevant records to adjudicate or investigate the issues. If provided for by a collective bargaining agreement, we may disclose records to a labor organization recognized under 5 U.S.C. Chapter 71. Disclosures may be made to our contractors for the purpose of performing any programmatic function that requires disclosure of records. Before making any such disclosure, we will require the contractor to maintain Privacy Act safeguards. Disclosures may also be made to qualified researchers under Privacy Act safeguards.

Paperwork Reduction Act Notice

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is 1845-0132. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The obligation to respond to this collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit (20 U.S.C. 1087e(h)). If you have comments or concerns regarding the status of your individual submission of this application, please contact FSAOperations@ed.gov.