Betsy DeVos Loses Major Battle Over Obama’s Student Loan Protections | Salon

Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos, just lost a major court battle over consumer protections for Americans who take out student loans. U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss decided against the request from a group representing for-profit colleges to end regulations that help defrauded students receive federal loan forgiveness and forbid colleges from requiring students to go to arbitration to resolve complaints instead of taking matters to court, according to Politico.

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Student Vets Win Too as Court Unchains Obama Loan Protection | Stars and Stripes

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of student veterans, despite having robust GI Bill education benefits, contend they were deceived into racking up federal loan debt through abusive practices of certain for-profit colleges. On Tuesday these students, along with thousands of non-veterans, gained an easier path to loan forgiveness from a federal court ruling in Washington, D.C.

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Borrowers Win vs. Predators | Boston Herald

Student borrowers prevailed yesterday when a judge refused a request from Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to block the borrower defense rule, which aims to protect borrowers from predatory colleges and universities.

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Defrauded by a For-Profit College? A New Court Ruling May Help you Cancel Out Your Loan Debt | Market Place

At least one class of borrowers carrying the ever-growing burden of student debt could possibly find some relief coming by way of a court ruling made earlier this week. The ruling was tied to the fates of institutions like the for-profit ITT Tech, which went bankrupt in 2016 amid allegations of deceptive practices, leaving tens of thousands of students stranded with federal loans. They could get those discharged, but they first needed to know the option was available and then how to apply for it, said attorney Julie Murray.

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Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness | Forbes

A federal judge ordered Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, must implement immediately an Obama-era student loan forgiveness rule. Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, sued U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education for delaying a borrower protection rule that was scheduled to take effect beginning July 1.

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Defrauded Students Win Class Certification in Lawsuit Against DeVos | Courthouse News Service

More than 100,000 students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges can team up to sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for rolling back Obama-era rules that provided full debt forgiveness, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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Students Defrauded by Colleges Score Win in Court Decision | Associated Press

Students defrauded by for-profit colleges scored an important victory on Tuesday, when a court cleared the way for an Obama-era policy that will make it easier for them to get their student loans forgiven.

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Tens of Thousands of Defrauded Students Could Now Have Their Loans Cancelled | CNBC

A judge ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era set of consumer protections for defrauded students will go into effect immediately, after repeated attempts by the Trump administration and the for-profit college sector to delay the regulation.

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Court Ruling Clears The Way For 2016 Borrower Defense Rule To Take Effect | Press Release

Students have succeeded in pushing back against efforts by the Department of Education and the for-profit college industry to halt the 2016 borrower defense rule—a set of regulations intended to protect student loan borrowers from predatory schools.

Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Can Seek Loan Forgiveness, Judge Rules | The Wall Street Journal

The Education Department must implement Obama-era rules that set up a procedure for students who were defrauded by their colleges to have their federal student loans forgiven, a court ruled Tuesday.

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