NOLA.COM: Student debt protesters crash French Quarter parade
Career College Central Summary:
When Jessica King enrolled in a nine-month nursing assistant program at Everest College, she was told she would receive grants and scholarships to cover the cost of enrollment.
Months after graduating with honors in 2008, however, King discovered she owed more than $32,000 in student loans. Promises of guaranteed job placement proved false as well, she said.
"They targeted me because I was a low-income, single mother, and then left me with a worthless degree," she said.
King, 32, was one of around two-dozen protesters who traveled to New Orleans to take part in a protest Monday (July 20) during the annual conference of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, which is meeting at the Hyatt Regency this week.
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