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Students Challenge Education Department’s Latest Scheme to Deny Student-Loan Relief | Press Release

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Project on Predatory Student Lending

Florida For-Profit Colleges Sued for Selling Predatory Product and Targeting Black Students | Press Release

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Project on Predatory Student Lending

Student Borrower Class Forces Department of Education to Process All Pending Borrower Defense Claims | Press Release

Republicans Block Effort To Restore Student Loan Relief | Forbes

Republicans in the House of Representatives have blocked a Democratic-led effort to restore student loan protections to borrowers defrauded by their schools. The Borrower Defense to Repayment program is a student loan forgiveness program originally enacted by the Obama administration to provide student debt relief to students who were misled, defrauded, or otherwise harmed by predatory colleges and universities – often, for-profit schools.

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Federal Judge Orders Department of Education to Cancel Loans for 7,200 Students | Boston Globe

A federal judge has ordered US Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to cancel the student loan debt of more than 7,200 Massachusetts students who attended Everest Institute, part of Corinthian Colleges’ defunct national chain of for-profit schools, capping a prolonged legal battle.

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Congress Fails To Override Trump’s Veto on Secretary DeVos’ Devastating New Borrower Defense Rule | Press Release

U.S. House of Representatives failed to override President Trump’s veto of bipartisan legislation that would overturn the devasting DeVos borrower defense rule. The rule eliminates vital protections for student borrowers and imposes nearly impossible standards for students defrauded by predatory schools to assert their rights to loan cancellation.

Judge Orders Secretary DeVos to Completely Cancel Student Loans of all 7,200 Defrauded Corinthian Colleges Students in MA | Press Release

Federal judge orders the Deptartment of Education to cancel the student loans of all 7,200 former Corinthian Colleges students in Massachusetts.

Whistleblower: Dept. Of Education Deliberately Thwarted Loan Forgiveness Process | Forbes

A U.S. Department of Education official has filed a whistleblower complaint, alleging that the Trump and DeVos administration deliberately made it harder for student loan borrowers to apply for a loan forgiveness program.

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Whistleblower: Education Department Killed Website That Made Applying for Loan Forgiveness Too Easy | U.S. News and World Report

The Trump administration rejected a website that the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid office designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges apply for loan forgiveness, arguing the tool made the process too easy, according to a whistleblower complaint.

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For-Profit Colleges, Long Troubled, See Surge Amid Pandemic | New York Times

In March, as colleges and universities shuttered campuses under a nationwide lockdown, Strayer University updated its website with a simple message: “Great things can happen at home.” Capella University, owned by the same company as Strayer, has run ads promoting its flexibility in “uncertain times” and promising would-be transfer students that they can earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as a year.

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‘Just Not Right’: Defrauded For-Profit College Students Suffer Rejected Relief Claims | Yahoo Finance

The Education Department (ED) is rejecting borrower defense claims of defrauded victims of predatory for-profit colleges, according to letters and emails received by three applicants who told their stories to Yahoo Finance. Three former students of the now-defunct ITT Tech told Yahoo Finance that their applications to have their student loan debt discharged under a “borrower defense” rule from the 1990s had been rejected.

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We Deserve More Than 10% Justice – Sammia’s Student Loan Truth | Blog

Decades after being scammed by the for-profit school, Sammia Pratt is still fighting to get full loan cancellation. Her borrower defense application was recently granted, but the Department of Education discharged only 10 percent of her loan. She represents thousands of others in her situation as the lead plaintiff in Pratt v. DeVos.

Scammed Borrowers Sue Betsy DeVos, Alleging She Illegally Limited Student-Loan Cancellation | Market Watch

Students who’ve been scammed by their schools are being illegally cheated again — this time out of the loan cancellation that they’re entitled to, a new lawsuit alleges. A group of student-loan borrowers filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her department of illegally limiting the amount of relief student-loan borrowers who were misled by their schools receive.

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