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Lawsuit Seeks New Recourse on For-Profit College Fraud | U.S. NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the department’s inaction on claims seeking loan forgiveness.

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Almost All Student Loan Fraud Claims Involve For-Profit Colleges, Study Finds | Chicago Tribune

Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98% of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

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Healey Slams Loan Forgiveness Change | Boston Herald

State Attorney General Maura Healey yesterday fired back at U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a report that the Trump administration may only partially forgive federal loans of students defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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AP Sources: DeVos May Only Partly Forgive Some Student Loans | Associated Press

The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of erasing that debt.

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Trump Policy Halts Loan Relief for Thousands of Students | The Boston Globe

Kennya Cabrera Garcia is among 65,000 student borrowers across the country who were put into financial limbo after a federal college loan forgiveness program was put on hold.

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How Betsy DeVos is Quietly Erasing Obama’s Education Legacy | Vox

From dropping protections for transgender students to fostering a friendlier climate for for-profit colleges, DeVos has made an immediate mark.

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Feds Found Widespread Fraud at Corinthian Colleges. Why are Students Still Paying the Price? | The Washington Post

Nearly 80,000 students of defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection, even though the U.S. Department of Education unearthed enough evidence of fraud to forgive their student loans, according to an investigation by the staff of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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Big Holdup for Borrowers Claiming For-Profit College Fraud | Associated Press

Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Lawsuits Accuse Feds of Illegally Delaying Obama-Era Student Loan Rules | MarketWatch

Students who have been cheated by their schools are suffering thanks to the Department of Education’s delay in implementing Obama-era regulations aimed at making students whole when they’ve been misled by their schools, a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday by 19 attorneys general and two former for-profit college students claim.

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18 States, Consumer Groups Sue DeVos Over Delay of Student Loan Protections | Politico

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia filed suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her delay of regulations meant to protect federal student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools.

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