Rubio Sought Student Loan Leniency for Now-Shuttered Corinthian

Sen. Marco Rubio wrote letter to Education Dept in 2014 asking agency to “demonstrate leniency” to Corinthian Colleges by allowing the for-profit co. to keep accessing federal financial aid while cooperating with a federal investigation, Bloomberg’s Sahil Kapur reports.

  • Rubio spokeswoman Brooke Sammon: “Senator Rubio felt it was important to protect the thousands of students in Florida from being punished and having their educations disrupted while the investigation was underway”
  • Corinthian gave $5,000 to Rubio’s PAC in 2014 election cycle; Rubio has long supported “alternative” forms of higher education
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  • NOTE: Rubio among top tier of Republican presidential candidates
  • Earlier: Corinthian’s Collapse May Cost Taxpayers $200 Million in Loans

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