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Ex-student of Corinthian Colleges took protest over $130,000 debt to D.C.

Ex-student of Corinthian Colleges took protest over $130,000 debt to D.C.

Dawn Thompson was newly divorced and seeking the promise of a brighter future when she enrolled in the online paralegal studies program offered by for-profit Everest University in 2005. Six years later, the Springfield mother of two found herself with nearly $130,000 in student loan debt and a bachelor's degree she said was essentially worthless. "They made me all these promises about career placement, that I'd have a job upon graduation, that they would help me find a job," said Thompson, 49. "None of that happened." Thompson is not alone. This week she traveled to Washington as the sole Illinois member of the so-called Corinthian 100, a group of former...

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