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ITT Student Files New Lawsuit Against Navient for Private Student Debt Cancellation | Press Release

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Update | Borrowers Raise Concern over Borrower Defense Denials

President-Elect Joe Biden Has Signaled He’s Open to Canceling Student-Loan Debt — The Question Is When And How Much | MarketWatch

Activists, advocates and scholars have been arguing for years that cancelling student-loan debt would provide an economic stimulus, correct decades of policy failure — and that the president has the authority to do it.

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Here’s What Biden Could Change Just by Executive Order | MarketWatch

As people and markets around the world brace for Joe Biden’s move into the White House, a key factor is what the veteran Democratic politician could accomplish without having to work with Congress.

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Biden Administration Can Cancel Student Debt On Day One | Press Release

As President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris begin their transition to taking office in January, the Project on Predatory Student Lending is restating the President’s authority to cancel student loan debt for millions of students and families across the country. This action does not require Congress’s approval and can be taken on day one of taking office.

What a Joe Biden presidency means for taxes, health care, housing, student debt — and another COVID-19 stimulus package | MarketWatch

Joe Biden was projected Saturday to become the nation’s next president, according to the Associated Press, after campaigning on an ambitious domestic agenda he hopes will improve voters’ finances and invigorate an economy battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Tax hikes for the rich, broadened health care coverage and student loan forgiveness were some of the projects on candidate Biden’s to-do list.

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Students ask Courts to Stop the Department of Education from Denying Borrower Defense Claims | Blog

After a historic hearing last month in which a judge slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ blanket denials of students’ borrower defense claims and rejected a proposed settlement in our case Sweet v. DeVos, student borrowers are holding the Department of Education accountable in new and important ways.

My Student Loan Truth: Nicole’s Art Institute Story | Blog

Nicole Edgar Sereno had always been interested in an art career. So when a recruiter from the Art Institute came to her high school, she jumped at the chance to pursue a career in animation. It wasn’t until she started looking for jobs after graduating that she realized they had been lying to her all along.

How Courts Have Responded to Student Loan Borrowers in Historic Ways This Month | Blog

This month has brought forth a lot of historic decisions for student borrowers: student borrowers testified in front of a judge, and he slammed the way the Department has handled their borrower defense cases; Betsy DeVos is held in contempt, again; our new case against a private lender, Navient. Here are the latest updates on our work.

Borrowers Seek to Hold Secretary DeVos in Contempt of Court for Refusing to Decide Borrower Defense Application | Press Release

Student borrowers filed a motion to hold Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for failing to comply with an order to decide the borrower defense application filed by the Massachusetts Attorney General on behalf of approximately 7,200 former Corinthian Colleges students in Massachusetts.

“Disturbingly Kafkaesque”: Judge Rips Betsy DeVos for Denying 94% of Student Debt Forgiveness Claims | Salon

Arguing that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had undermined the agreement, a federal judge on Tuesday denied approval for a class action settlement over the Trump administration’s handling of a student debt forgiveness program. U.S. District Judge William Alsup said DeVos had subverted the agreement by rejecting tens of thousands of applications from defrauded students without adequate explanation, Politico first reported.

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After Students Testify, Judge Slaps DeVos For Wholesale Rejection of Loan Relief | Republic Report

Late Monday, a federal judge rejected a settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by former students who say they were defrauded by their for-profit colleges and want Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education to stop delaying action on their claims to have their student loan debt cancelled. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco ruled after holding an October 1 hearing, via Zoom, where people could address the court in favor of or against the settlement. In that settlement agreement, DeVos’s Department committed to move ahead with review of the students’ claims.

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