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Former executives of defunct for-profit college firm ITT settle fraud charges with SEC | Washington Post

Former top executives at ITT Educational Services, the parent company of defunct ITT Technical Institute, have settled fraud cases with the Securities and Exchange Commission, avoiding a trial slated to begin Monday. A judgment order entered Friday puts to rest civil fraud charges filed in 2015 against former ITT chief executive Kevin Modany and former chief financial officer Daniel Fitzpatrick for allegedly deceiving investors about high rates of late payments and defaults on student loans backed by the company.

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As Feds Pull Back, States Step in to Regulate For-Profit Colleges and Universities | Hechinger Report

Signs of trouble at the Charlotte School of Law percolated for years. In exchange for the median $161,910 graduates had borrowed to pay tuition, fees and other costs, according to the American Bar Association, only 45 percent were passing the bar exam. That was far below the state average. Only about one in five of 2016 graduates got full-time jobs in legal offices, the advocacy organization Law School Transparency reported.

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As the Trump Administration Pulls Back, States Step in to Regulate Questionable Colleges | NBC News

Signs of trouble at the Charlotte School of Law percolated for years. Fewer than half of its graduates passed the bar exam. Only one in five got full-time legal jobs. And the U.S. Department of Education found the school misrepresented its credentials and their odds of success.

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Court Tells Department of Ed to Stop Debt Collections for Defrauded Borrowers | Inside Higher Ed

A federal district court this week ordered the Trump administration to halt collections on loans held by former Corinthian Colleges students while it sorts out the legality of a system to provide partial debt relief to borrowers who were defrauded or misled by their institution.

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Judge Expands Order Blocking DeVos Partial Loan Forgiveness Policy | Politico

A federal judge in California is expanding the number of former Corinthian Colleges students who will receive a temporary reprieve on their federal student loans amid an ongoing legal challenge to the Trump administration’s loan discharge policies.

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Judge Rejects DeVos’s Interpretation of Order to Halt Partial Student Debt Relief Plan | The Washington Post

Tens of thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students can breathe a sigh of relief after a federal judge said late Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education must stop all attempts to collect on their federal student loans. The decision clarifies the scope of the judge’s ruling in May banning the Education Department from using earnings data to grant partial student loan forgiveness to Corinthian students and halting collection on their federal debts.

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Education Department ordered to halt loan collection from defrauded students | UPI

A federal judge in California ordered the Department of Education to stop collecting student loan debts from students who were defrauded by Corinthian Colleges. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco issued an order Tuesday to ban the Education Department from using earnings data to grant or deny partial student loan forgiveness to Corinthian students and block the collection of their federal debts.

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Feds Must Stop Collecting Debts of Students Who Say They Were Scammed by Schools | MarketWatch

Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education must stop collecting the federal student debt of some borrowers who say they were ripped off by a now-defunct for-profit college, at least for now. That’s according to an order issued Tuesday by Sallie Kim, a judge in the Federal District Court in San Francisco. It applies to students who attended certain Corinthian College programs beginning as far back as 2010 if they’ve applied for relief from their federal loans and only had them partially forgiven.

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Education Department ordered to stop collecting debts from defrauded Corinthian College students | The Hill

A federal judge in California has ordered the Department of Education to stop collecting debts from all students defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian College, which shut down in 2015. The court ruled in May that the Department of Education had violated privacy laws by using Social Security Administration information to help it determine how much relief defrauded Corinthian students should get based on their earning capacity.

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Defrauded Students Will Stay Indebted | Courthouse News Service

Education Secretary Betsy Devos need not provide full debt relief to more than 60,000 defrauded students, but she must stop collecting on their loans, a federal judge said in court Monday. Lawyers for a proposed class of borrowers had asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim to revive an Obama-era policy that promised full debt forgiveness to students defrauded by the now-defunct, for profit Corinthian Colleges.

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