(CBS) — The state of Illinois is trying to shut down companies that may be preying on people desperate to get rid of student loans, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Ruth Varela is a single mom from Richton Park. She attended a one-year medical assistant program at Olympic College (now known as Everest College) in Merrionette Park.
Three years after graduating she lost her job, while she still had $6,000 in student loan debt. She contacted a company called Student Loan Resolve in order to get help.