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Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A former student of the defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. is suing the U.S. Education Department to ”halt the certification of all Corinthian-related debts,” as a U.S. senator wrote to the department asking why it was collecting such debts.

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Elizabeth Warren Says Government is Forcing Student Borrowers to Pay ‘Fraudulent Debts’ | MarketWatch

Tens of thousands of borrowers who were victims of fraud by their college are losing their tax refunds, Social Security benefits, and facing other debt collection practices over their student loans, according to Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Court Revives Suit Against U.S. Over Fraudulent Student Loans | New York Law Journal

Former beauty school students may pursue claims that the U.S. Department of Education defied federal law by collecting student loans it knew may have been obtained fraudulently, a federal appeals court determined.

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Obama Administration Tussles With Students Over Debt Relief | Bloomberg

This week the Obama administration put forward a plan that could fundamentally alter the way the government confronts claims of fraud by student debtors.

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Defrauded Students Demand Loan Forgiveness on ‘Snake Oil Educations’ | The Fiscal Times

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the debt strike initiated by 15 former students at Corinthian, a predatory chain of for-profit colleges that lied about job placement to lure borrowers.

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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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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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