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.
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.
DeVos Halts Partial Debt Relief Policy After Judge Slams Procedures | The New York Times
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has temporarily halted relieving the debt of some student borrowers who were defrauded by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, after a federal judge found her department misused earnings data to calculate loan forgiveness.
A Federal Court Gives Defrauded Corinthian College Students a Victory Over Betsy DeVos | Los Angeles Times
A federal magistrate has blocked the U.S. Department of Education from paring back a loan relief program for defrauded students at the failed Corinthian Colleges chain, finding that the agency invaded students’ privacy in fashioning a new program.
Judge Deals Setback to DeVos’ Handling of Student Fraud Claims | POLITICO
The Trump administration’s sweeping efforts to overhaul Obama-era higher education policies drew their first judicial rebuke on Friday evening when a federal judge in California temporarily blocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new approach to processing student loan fraud claims.
Courts Halt DeVos’s Partial Student Debt Relief Plan | The Washington Post
A federal judge has banned the U.S. Department of Education from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers who attended defunct for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges.
Court: Education Department Must Resume Debt Relief | Inside Higher Ed
A federal district court on Friday ordered the Education Department to resume full debt relief for those previously found to have been defrauded by the defunct for-profit Corinthian Colleges, the Associated Press reported.
Feds Must Stop Collecting Debt From Defrauded Students | Courthouse News Service
A federal judge has blocked Education Secretary Besty DeVos’ plan to force more than 60,000 defrauded students to repay loans for education programs that some borrowers describe as “worthless.”
Student Loans: Former Corinthian Colleges Students Win a Reprieve in Fight with Feds | USA Today
Thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students have won a preliminary victory in their court battle to cancel millions of dollars in federal loan debt for their studies at the scandal-scarred, for-profit schools. A judge late Friday temporarily barred the U.S. Department of Education from continuing to collect loan debts from the students based on allegations the agency violated the federal Privacy Act.
Court: Gov’t violated law for defrauded students | Associated Press
A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated by the now-defunct schools would only get a part of their federal student loan forgiven.