Education Dept. Left Social Security Numbers of Thousands of Borrowers Exposed for Months | Washington Post
The Education Department left the Social Security numbers of tens of thousands of people seeking student debt relief unprotected and susceptible to a data breach for at least six months, according to people familiar with the matter. Angela Morabito, a spokeswoman for the Education Department, acknowledged the error but called it “nonevent.” The data was “was on the department’s secure, internal server, and there is no indication anyone outside the department could have had access to it,” she said. “There is also no indication anyone inside the department handled this file improperly.”
Judge Orders Betsy DeVos to Cancel 7,200 Scammed Borrowers’ Student Loans | MarketWatch
Borrower-Defense Veto Override Fails | Inside Higher Ed
DeVos Tries Everything to Force Deceived Students to Repay Loans | Republic Report
Federal Judge Orders DeVos To Cancel Student Loans For 7,200 Defrauded Students | Forbes
Federal Judge Orders Department of Education to Cancel Loans for 7,200 Students | Boston Globe
Whistleblower: Dept. Of Education Deliberately Thwarted Loan Forgiveness Process | Forbes
A U.S. Department of Education official has filed a whistleblower complaint, alleging that the Trump and DeVos administration deliberately made it harder for student loan borrowers to apply for a loan forgiveness program.
Whistleblower: Education Department Killed Website That Made Applying for Loan Forgiveness Too Easy | U.S. News and World Report
The Trump administration rejected a website that the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid office designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges apply for loan forgiveness, arguing the tool made the process too easy, according to a whistleblower complaint.
‘Just Not Right’: Defrauded For-Profit College Students Suffer Rejected Relief Claims | Yahoo Finance
The Education Department (ED) is rejecting borrower defense claims of defrauded victims of predatory for-profit colleges, according to letters and emails received by three applicants who told their stories to Yahoo Finance. Three former students of the now-defunct ITT Tech told Yahoo Finance that their applications to have their student loan debt discharged under a “borrower defense” rule from the 1990s had been rejected.