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Student Loan Relief Sought by AG Healey | New Boston Post

In an effort to help borrowers struggling to repay student debt, Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced a new student loan assistance unit and a crackdown on unlawful debt relief companies.

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Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The U.S. attorney general, Loretta E. Lynch, and the education secretary, Arne Duncan, announced the settlement of a false-claims lawsuit against the Education Management Corporation on Monday.

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Education Department Delays Relief For Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers | Huffington Post

Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. into taking out federal student loans will have to wait several more months before the Obama administration decides whether to cancel their debts, the Department of Education said Thursday.

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The U.S. Government’s Predatory-Lending Program | Politico

Most parents will do just about anything for their children, especially when it comes to education. Predictably, at a time when college costs are exploding and students are staggering under more than $1 trillion in debt, one opportunistic lender is making huge profits on loans to their doting moms and dads.

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U.S. Must Face Lawsuit Over Beauty School Student Loans | Reuters

A U.S. appeals court in New York revived a lawsuit seeking to stop the government from collecting on loans made to students of a nationwide beauty school chain, since it knew the now-defunct company routinely falsified student eligibility for those loans.

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This For-Profit College Failed, but its Students are Left with the Wreckage | The Washington Post

Last week, one of the country’s biggest career college chains completed its collapse. Corinthian Colleges once ran 107 campuses of Everest Institute, WyoTech and Heald Colleges that served more than 100,000 students.

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A Little-Known Student Loan Protection Remains Mired In Mystery | Buzzfeed

A group of Democratic senators identified a clause in federal student loan contracts that could lead to billions in debt being forgiven. But nobody, including the Education Department, knows how the clause works in practice.

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For-Profit Colleges Face Big Questions, Regulations, Lawsuits In Mass. | WBUR

Right now in Massachusetts, for-profit colleges are facing big questions, new regulations and lawsuits. The state attorney general is investigating about 12 of them — amid charges of low graduation rates and deceptive sales tactics that leave too many students mired in debt.

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Parents Poised to Gain Easier Access to College Loans | Wall Street Journal

The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but also boost college enrollment.

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Parents Poised to Gain Easier Access to College Loans | The Wall Street Journal

Amid Enrollment Pinch, Tighter Standards Put on Borrowing Program in 2011 in Line to Be Loosened. The Obama administration is moving to ease access to student loans for parents with damaged credit, a policy reversal that could saddle poor families with piles of debt but also boost college enrollment.

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