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Judge Orders That Department of Education Cannot Resume Issuing Borrower Defense Denials Without Notifying Court and Borrowers | Press Release

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Optimism and Hope: “Fail State” Forum and Panel Look Ahead | Blog

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“Attacking the Concept of Debt” | Harvard Magazine

Student Loan Truth: Ollie’s New England Institute of Art Story | Blog

The New England Institute of Art promised Ollie Venezia flexible class schedules, 1-on-1 support, quality internship placements, and post-graduation career help. What they got was something else entirely. What they got was almost $200,000 of student loan debt – and an invoice instead of a diploma on graduation day. This is Ollie’s story.

Dear Secretary Cardona: Cancel For-Profit College Debt Now | Blog

The government has a legal obligation to cancel the debts of our clients, students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges, and they cannot afford to wait any longer. That’s why we wrote a letter to President Biden’s recently confirmed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, outlining his authority and obligation to take three immediate actions to finally provide justice for students who were harmed by this industry.

Student Loan Truth: Blake’s Art Institute Story | Blog

After personal loss made him take another look at his life, Blake Baron decided to invest in his future and pursue a degree in graphic design at the Art Institute. But he quickly realized that the time he invested in the program and the money he was spending wasn’t worth the terrible education he was getting. Even after leaving the school without a degree, he still owes over $30,000 in federal loans.  

Warren, Pressley Push Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt | Boston Globe

If you thought top progressive lawmakers from Massachusetts would stop jousting with the White House now that a fellow Democrat is in office, you were mistaken.

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How Biden Wants to Trim a Mountain of Student Debt | Bloomberg

Among the economic issues facing the new Biden administration is how to help alleviate the weight of $1.7 trillion in student debt, a figure that had ballooned from $1 trillion in 2012.

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“We’re Not Taking This Lying Down” Jen’s Student Loan Truth | Blog

As a first generation Latina and the first in her family to go to college, Jennifer Lezan thought she was working toward a better future when she attended the Art Institute in Chicago in 2006. She never imagined that nearly 15 years later, she’d be fighting back against a massive student debt burden after attending the notorious predatory for-profit school.

Betsy DeVos Stalled Obama’s Student Loan Relief Program. Borrowers Hope Biden Will Fix It | CNN

Just before President Barack Obama left office, he made it easier for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to apply for the federal debt relief they had long been entitled to. But the Trump administration, which disagrees with the policy, allowed a massive backlog of more than 200,000 claims to pile up — leaving some borrowers waiting throughout the entire administration to hear whether they’ll get a break.

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Panel Event Shows One Thing is Clear: We Must Deliver on Debt Relief for Defrauded Borrowers | Blog

Last week, the Project on Predatory Student Lending participated in an event with the Student Borrower Protection Center and Demos dedicated to the findings of a new report, Delivering on Debt Relief: Proposals, Ideas, and Actions to Cancel Student Debt on Day One and Beyond.

Student Loan Cancellation Sets Up Clash Between Biden and the Left | New York Times

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is facing pressure from congressional Democrats to cancel student loan debt on a vast scale, quickly and by executive action, a campaign that will be one of the first tests of his relationship with the liberal wing of his party.

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‘This Feels Like the Closest We’ve Ever Been.’ Why Growing Demands for Student Debt Forgiveness Could Be Joe Biden’s First Presidential Test | Time

Roughly two months out from Inauguration Day, Joe Biden is already facing a brewing political storm among his ideologically-diverse base of supporters, who disagree over the issue of student loan forgiveness.

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