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Betsy DeVos Wants Another Chance to Delay Rule Meant to Protect Defrauded Student-Loan Borrowers | Associated Press

The Trump administration on Friday asked the court for another chance to delay an Obama-era policy meant to boost protections for students defrauded by for-profit schools. The request came two days after the court ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ move to freeze the regulation known as Borrower Defense was “arbitrary and capricious.”

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Defrauded student loan borrowers in limbo in wake of judge’s ruling | CNBC

A tug-of-war between student borrowers hoping to get tens of thousands of dollars in loans they took out for their education discharged and the government may be a step closer to resolution. A federal judge ruled this week that repeated delays by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of an Obama administration plan to provide debt relief to defrauded borrowers was unlawful.

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Judge Rejects DeVos’s Halt of Rule to Help Defrauded Students | New York Times

A federal judge will rule Friday on how to address an improper decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to freeze a plan to help student loan borrowers who were cheated by their schools. A new Education Department rule would have sped up and expanded a system for erasing the federal loan debts of students at schools that broke state laws and misled their attendees.

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Federal Court Rules Against DeVos in For-Profit Fraud Case | Associated Press

A federal court has ruled that it was “arbitrary and capricious” for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges. The decision is a significant blow to the Trump administration’s attempt to ease regulations for the industry.

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Student Borrowers And Advocates Win Court Case Against DeVos | NPR

A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ delay of a key student borrower protection rule was improper and unlawful. “This is such an important win for student borrowers and anyone who cares about a government that operates under the rule of law,” says Toby Merrill, of Harvard Law School’s Project On Predatory Student Lending.

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Judge Strikes Down DeVos Attempt to Weaken Rule for Scammed Student Loan Borrowers | MarketWatch

The efforts by Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education to stymie an Obama-era rule surrounding for-profit colleges just hit a major roadblock. A district court judge ruled Wednesday evening that the multiple attempts by the Department to delay the regulation, known as the borrower defense rule, don’t have basis in law.

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Judge rules that DeVos delay of Obama-era student loan rules is ‘unlawful’ | Politico Pro

A federal judge today ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ various delays of Obama-era regulations governing loan forgiveness for defrauded borrowers were illegal.

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The Incredible, Rage-Inducing Inside Story of America’s Student Debt Machine | Mother Jones

When Leigh McIlvaine first learned that her student loan debt could be forgiven, she was thrilled. In 2008, at age 27, she’d earned a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Minnesota. She’d accrued just under $70,000 in debt, though she wasn’t too worried—that’s what it took to invest in her future.

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These For-Profit College Students Hope for Debt Relief as a Debate About Their Loans Rages in Washington | MarketWatch

Seth Pontiff has been waiting for three years to hear whether the $80,000 in loans he took out attending ITT Technical Institute — a for-profit college that closed in 2016 amid allegations of false advertising — will be discharged by the government.

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Betsy DeVos Is Making Life Harder for Students Screwed Over by Predatory For-Profit Schools | Mother Jones

Under the Obama administration, the Education Department made it a top priority to curtail predatory practices by for-profit colleges. It investigated and sanctioned schools accused of fraud, made it easier for their students to seek debt relief, and threatened to withhold funding from for-profits whose graduates consistently failed to find jobs in their fields.

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