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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

Lawsuit Seeks New Recourse on For-Profit College Fraud | U.S. NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women who claim they were defrauded by a for-profit college have sued the Education Department and a private loan servicer in a case their attorneys say could provide a new legal remedy for tens of thousands of students frustrated with the department’s inaction on claims seeking loan forgiveness.

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Almost All Student Loan Fraud Claims Involve For-Profit Colleges, Study Finds | Chicago Tribune

Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98% of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

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Update | In a Second Rebuke to Department of Education, Federal Court Refuses to Relinquish Case of Corinthian Borrower

In its latest ruling on October 31, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of California demanded that the Department of Education respond to the allegations of Sarah Dieffenbacher, a mother of four who was defrauded by Everest, a Corinthian Campus in California.

Healey Slams Loan Forgiveness Change | Boston Herald

State Attorney General Maura Healey yesterday fired back at U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following a report that the Trump administration may only partially forgive federal loans of students defrauded by for-profit colleges.

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AP Sources: DeVos May Only Partly Forgive Some Student Loans | Associated Press

The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama administration’s policy of erasing that debt.

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Trump Policy Halts Loan Relief for Thousands of Students | The Boston Globe

Kennya Cabrera Garcia is among 65,000 student borrowers across the country who were put into financial limbo after a federal college loan forgiveness program was put on hold.

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How Betsy DeVos is Quietly Erasing Obama’s Education Legacy | Vox

From dropping protections for transgender students to fostering a friendlier climate for for-profit colleges, DeVos has made an immediate mark.

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Feds Found Widespread Fraud at Corinthian Colleges. Why are Students Still Paying the Price? | The Washington Post

Nearly 80,000 students of defunct for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges are facing some form of debt collection, even though the U.S. Department of Education unearthed enough evidence of fraud to forgive their student loans, according to an investigation by the staff of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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Hundreds protest DeVos during Harvard visit | The Boston Globe

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was met Wednesday evening by hundreds of protesters outside Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and more than two dozen students inside standing silently, fists raised, with signs criticizing her positions on campus sexual assault and school choice.

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DeVos Declines To Meet With Former Students Of For-Profit Colleges | Press Release

United States Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has declined an invitation to meet with former students of the predatory for-profit college industry during her visit to Harvard University, the Project on Predatory Student Lending (the “Project”) announced today.