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Borrower-Defense Rule Saved by Trump Veto but Still Faces Fight in Court | Inside Higher Ed

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s controversial borrower-defense rule cleared one hurdle with President Trump’s veto Friday evening of a congressional resolution that would have undone it. But the rule, which would make it harder for borrowers to have their student debt forgiven if they were defrauded by their colleges, still faces a legal challenge before it is due to go into effect July 1.

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For-Profit Colleges Stole Our Past 10 Years. But Trump Has the Chance to Make it Right. | USA Today

When we met in 2007, we were on our way to achieving the American dream, and we were doing it together. We were students at the now-closed Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Thirteen years and some 25 student loans later, our dreams of marriage, a family and home ownership have been deferred by our overwhelming student loan debt.

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DeVos Backs Down, Agrees To Process Student Loan Forgiveness Applications | Forbes

In a victory for student loan borrowers, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has agreed to process long-stalled applications for student loan forgiveness. Student loan borrowers had submitted nearly 170,000 applications for student loan forgiveness pursuant to the Borrower Defense to Repayment program.

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Education Department to Resolve Borrower-Defense Case | Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department agreed to process 170,000 claims by student loan borrowers who want their debts canceled because they were misled by their colleges under a settlement jointly proposed by the department and a consumer group.

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The Trump Administration Has Agreed to Make Final Decisions Within 18 Months on Nearly 170,000 Loan Forgiveness Applications | Politico

Under the agreement, the Education Department would be required to make a final decision on each of the claims within 18 months from the time the judge signs off on the deal. Borrowers still waiting for a decision after that time will have 30 percent of their loans discharged for each month the department misses the deadline.

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DeVos Reaches Settlement Over Stalled Student Debt Relief Claims | Washington Post

The Trump administration has agreed to process nearly 170,000 debt cancellation claims within 18 months from borrowers who say they were defrauded by their colleges. The proposed settlement agreement, filed in U.S. District Court in California on Friday, stems from a class-action lawsuit brought against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her agency in June by a group of borrowers awaiting decisions on their applications, some for as long as five years.

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DeVos Settles Suit Over Debt Relief for Defrauded Students | Courthouse News Service

Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit colleges will get decisions on their requests for debt relief within 18 months under the terms of a proposed settlement reached with the U.S. Department of Education Friday.

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DeVos Reaches Settlement in Lawsuit Over Loan Relief Program | Associated Press

The U.S. Education Department is promising to process student loan forgiveness claims for nearly 170,000 borrowers within 18 months as part of a proposed settlement announced Friday in a federal lawsuit.

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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Toughening of Student Loan Cancellation Rules | NY Daily News

Kacey Martinez was stunned when her Manhattan college abruptly shut its doors in 2017, leaving her with no degree and thousands of dollars in debt. “I didn’t know that things like that happened,” fumed the 24-year-old Bronx resident of the sudden demise of TCI College of Technology in Chelsea.

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Senate Might Rebuke DeVos on Borrower Defense | Inside Higher Ed

For all of President Trump’s controversial policies, it has been rare for the Republican Senate to formally condemn the administration. But lobbyists on both sides of the debate over U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s borrower-defense rule say it’s increasingly possible that the Republican Senate could join the Democratic House in rebuking the administration over the rule critics say makes it harder for defrauded students to have their education loans forgiven.

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