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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.