Court: Gov’t violated law for defrauded students | Associated Press
A federal court has ruled that the Education Department violated privacy laws with regard to students defrauded by the Corinthian for-profit college chain. In a break with Obama administration policy, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in December that some students cheated by the now-defunct schools would only get a part of their federal student loan forgiven.
Federal Court Rules Trump’s Education Dept Violated Privacy Laws | The Hill
A federal court in California ruled Friday that the Education Department violated privacy laws when it used the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help it analyze loan forgiveness for students defrauded by the for-profit Corinthian Colleges.
Ex-Corinthian Students Look To Bar Fed Loan Collections | Law360
The U.S. Department of Education flouted federal law on agency rulemaking and violated the Privacy Act when it suddenly changed its student loan forgiveness policy, a putative class of former students of the now-defunct Corinthian College told a California federal judge Monday, arguing that without a temporary bar on the new policy, they’d be forced to choose between life necessities and loan defaults.
Hearing Could Determine Fate of Corinthian College Student Loan Debt | CBS Los Angeles
Thousands of ex-Corinthian Colleges students are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a Monday court hearing that could determine whether they still have to pay the loans they took out to attend the now-closed, for-profit colleges.
Feds Push to Collect From Defrauded Corinthian Students | Courthouse News Service
A Justice Department lawyer on Monday defended cutting loan debt relief for some 100,000 students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, arguing the Department of Education never promised to wipe out all of their debt.
Student Loans: Court Fight Looms Over Debts of Former Corinthian Colleges Students | USA Today
Thousands of former Corinthian Colleges students face a potentially pivotal court hearing Monday in a battle to erase millions of dollars in loan debt for their studies at the scandal-scarred, for-profit schools.
Education Department Illegally Took Defrauded Students’ Social Security Data, Lawsuit Alleges | Associated Press
A group of former students defrauded by for-profit colleges is alleging in court that the Education Department illegally obtained and used their Social Security data to limit their student loan relief.
Consumer Lawyers Want to End Education Department’s Partial Student Debt Relief Plan | The Washington Post
The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic, has asked a federal judge to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers.
These Students are Suing Their For-Profit School | Vice
For-profit colleges and universities have received increased scrutiny in recent years for their part in helping to drive up the level of U.S. student debt, which now tops $1.3 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
In EDMC Sale, Ties to For-Profit Education to Face Scrutiny | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Last year, an “extremely enthusiastic” charitable nonprofit foundation based in India approached Education Management Corp. with an offer.