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Predispute Arbitration Agreements

Northcentral University is providing this notice to students pursuant to the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule (BDTR).

  • For predispute arbitration agreements under 34 CFR 685.300(f)(3)(iii)(B), the University agrees not to use any predispute arbitration agreement to stop students from bringing a lawsuit concerning its acts or omissions regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision by the University of educational services for which the Federal Direct Loan was obtained. Students may file a lawsuit regarding such a claim or they may be a member of a class action lawsuit regarding such a claim even if the student does not file it.  This provision does not apply to any other claims. The University agrees that only the court is to decide whether a claim asserted in the lawsuit is a claim regarding the making of the Direct Loan or the provision of educational services for which the loan was obtained.
  • For predispute arbitration agreements or other predispute agreements addressing class actions under 34 CFR 685.300(e)(3)(iii)(B), the University agrees not to use any predispute agreement to stop students from being part of a class action lawsuit in court.  A student may file a class action lawsuit in court or may be a member of a class action lawsuit even if the student does not file it. This provision applies only to class action claims concerning the University’s acts or omissions regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision by the University of educational services for which the Federal Direct Loan was obtained.  The University agrees that only the court is to decide whether a claim asserted in the lawsuit is a claim regarding the making of the Federal Direct Loan or the provision of educational services for which the loan was obtained.