Betsy DeVos Is Halting Protections For For-Profit College Students | BuzzFeed
In federal filings, the Education Department said it would renegotiate the federal “gainful employment” rule, which stops government money from flowing to for-profit colleges whose students take on too much debt, but earn little after they graduate. Years in the making — it went into effect in 2015 after surviving two lengthy court battles with the for-profit college industry — the regulation is arguably the most significant piece of President Obama’s higher education legacy.
Betsy DeVos Delays 2 Obama-Era Rules Designed to Protect Students from Predatory For-Profit Colleges | The Washington Post
The Trump administration is suspending two key rules from the Obama administration that were intended to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges, saying it will soon start the process to write its own regulations.
The move made Wednesday by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was a victory for Republican lawmakers and for-profit colleges that had lobbied against the rules. Critics denounced it, accusing the administration of essentially selling out students to help for-profit colleges stay in business.
U.S. Halts New Rules Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges | The New York Times
The Trump administration is formally reconsidering — and may dismantle — two new rules that were a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s crackdown on predatory for-profit colleges.
Court Smacks Down Feds’ Attempt to Delay Ruling on Student Debt Relief for Single Mom | MarketWatch
A single mother of four whose wages are being garnished by the government over student loans she took out to attend a college that’s since been accused of fraud is entitled to a swift answer about whether her loans are eligible to be discharged, a federal court ruled Friday.
Court Orders Education Department to End Delay in Ruling on Loan Discharge | Inside Higher Ed
A federal district court judge last week ordered the Department of Education to rule within 90 days on an application for loan relief by a former Corinthian Colleges student. The application has been pending for more than two years.
Fighting Back Against For-Profit Universities | Boston Globe
When Stephano Del Rose enrolled in the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, he had bold dreams of a future in Web design and filmmaking. Lured by promises of cutting-edge digital equipment, internships, and industry connections, Del Rose, now 25, quickly signed on. But his enrollment contract instead led to a world of broken promises, heavy debt, and limited legal options.
Nearly 4,500 American Career Institute Students Are Receiving $30 Million in Debt Relief | Mass Live
Almost 4,500 Massachusetts students who attended the for-profit American Career Institute are set to receive $30 million in debt relief from the U.S. Department of Education.
Forging a Path to Debt Cancellation for Former ITT Tech Students | Harvard Law Today
On Jan. 3, the Project on Predatory Student Lending of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School filed a 7.3 billion dollar class action lawsuit in the bankruptcy proceedings of ITT Tech, one of the country’s largest for-profit college chains, on behalf of a proposed class of hundreds of thousands of former ITT Tech students in all 37 states in which the now defunct college had operated.
Ex-ITT Students Want to Join Suit to Get Debt Canceled | USA TODAY
Last week, a group of former ITT Tech students moved to establish themselves as creditors in the school’s bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
The U.S. Government Is Collecting Student Loans It Promised to Forgive | Bloomberg
The Obama administration has been actively seeking loan payments from thousands of former students eligible for a debt-forgiveness program.