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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Student Lawsuit Details ITT Tech Scam | Huffington Post

Former students from across the country today filed a blockbuster lawsuit against the collapsed for-profit college giant ITT Tech. The students’ complaint, seeking to intervene in the ongoing bankruptcy proceeding filed by the company, draws on testimonials from hundreds of students — veterans, single mothers, and more — who say they were deceived and abused by ITT.

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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.

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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.

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Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy | The New York Times

It seems only right that victims of predatory for-profit education companies should have their student loans forgiven. After all, in addition to being left with mountains of debt, former students have worthless degrees from schools that no longer exist, such as those once operated by the defunct Corinthian Colleges or ITT Educational Services.

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