2 Mass. Women Among Those Suing U.S Education Dept. To Force Action On Student Debt Relief | WBUR
A class action lawsuit filed in California Tuesday claims the U.S. Department of Education is “intentionally” not processing debt relief claims by students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges. “They don’t have any timetable to resolve these claims and it’s pretty clear that they don’t have any intention to,” said Eileen Connor, legal director for the Project on Predatory Student Lending at the Legal Services Center at Harvard Law School, which brought the suit with the California-based legal service organization Housing and Economic Rights Advocates.
Betsy DeVos Faces New Lawsuit Over Student Debt Forgiveness | CNN
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is facing another lawsuit over the department’s loan forgiveness program aimed at helping defrauded students. More than 150,000 applications are pending, and some borrowers have been waiting years to hear whether they’ll be granted debt relief. Seven borrowers, all of whom attended for-profit colleges, filed the lawsuit Tuesday.
Scammed Student-Loan Borrowers Accuse Betsy DeVos of Illegally Stalling on Debt-Cancellation Claims | MarketWatch
After working as a bartender for years, Alicia Davis decided in 2006 that she wanted to take steps towards starting a career in law enforcement by getting her bachelor’s degree. It’s a decision that’s haunted her ever since. Davis, now 36, enrolled in the online criminal justice program at Florida Metropolitan University.
Education Department, Betsy DeVos Sued Over Failure To Assess Student Debt Forgiveness Applications | Daily Caller
Seven students filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education (ED) and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over their failure to assess student loan forgiveness applications. Those seven are part of a larger group of 150,000 students who attended for-profit colleges and have been waiting “years” — since as early as April 2015 — to hear back about pending loan forgiveness applications, Market Watch reported.
Students Sue Betsy DeVos for Halting Debt Relief From For-Profit Colleges | UPI
Over 150,000 former for-profit college students filed suit Tuesday against U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos over halting their claims for debt relief. The former students claim that since Devos began her tenure with the department in February of 2017, she has halted students claims for discharge from student loan debt.
Betsy DeVos Sued by Students Over Loan Forgiveness | Fox Business
Seven students filed a lawsuit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, related to the department’s student loan forgiveness program. The program was built around an Obama-era rule – the Borrower Defense to Repayment – which is being re-evaluated by DeVos. The rule was designed to help students who attended for-profit schools but were misled about job placement prospects and opportunities to cancel their debt.
Student Loan Borrowers Who Say They Were Defrauded Sue Betsy DeVos | The Entrepreneur Fund
More than 150,000 former students of for-profit colleges filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday, claiming the agency is depriving them of the student debt relief to which they’re legally entitled. The plaintiffs, represented by Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending and Housing & Economic Rights Advocates, accuse the Department of Education under DeVos of failing to implement an Obama-era regulation known as “borrower defense, ” which allows students to have their federal student loans cancelled if their school misled them or engaged in other misconduct.
People are Suing Betsy DeVos Over Student Loans they Say Should Have Been Forgiven | Fast Company
A group of former for-profit college students filed a potential class action against the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Tuesday, saying they and nearly 160,000 others are waiting on the department to rule on whether they should have federal loans forgiven due to “their school’s misconduct.”
DeVos Sued Over Stalled Processing of Student Loan Fraud Claims | Politico Pro
A group of former for-profit college students on Tuesday plan to file a proposed class action lawsuit that challenges the Trump administration’s failure to process a growing backlog of student loan fraud claims.
Argosy University Closing Leaves Students Scrambling | Consumer Affairs
Another for-profit college has shut its doors, leaving many of its students with no degree and lots of debt. Argosy University, which operated brick-and-mortar campuses in Virginia, California, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, and other states had to turn out the lights after the U.S. Department of Education expelled it from the federal financial aid program.