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Judge Orders That Department of Education Cannot Resume Issuing Borrower Defense Denials Without Notifying Court and Borrowers | Press Release

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Statement on Education Department Rescinding Partial Relief Policy | Press Release

Today, the Department of Education rescinded its second partial relief policy. Its first was enjoined by a federal court in Calvillo Manriquez v. DeVos. This second policy has been challenged in Pratt v. DeVos. This policy was layered on top of the harmful 2019 borrower defense rules, and its repeal does not affect those rules.

Education Dept. Begins Rolling Back Trump-Era Policies On Defrauded Students | NPR

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it is scrapping a controversial formula, championed by former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, that granted only partial student loan relief to borrowers who were defrauded by private, for-profit colleges. It will instead adopt what it’s calling a “streamlined approach” for granting borrowers full relief.

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72,000 Borrowers Will Get $1 Billion In Student Loan Forgiveness – Do You Qualify? | Forbes

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Thursday that tens of thousands of student loan borrowers who were defrauded by their schools will receive student loan forgiveness that could total $1 billion.

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Dear Secretary Cardona: Cancel For-Profit College Debt Now | Blog

The government has a legal obligation to cancel the debts of our clients, students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges, and they cannot afford to wait any longer. That’s why we wrote a letter to President Biden’s recently confirmed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, outlining his authority and obligation to take three immediate actions to finally provide justice for students who were harmed by this industry.

Project Urges Secretary Cardona to Cancel Debts of For-Profit College Students Immediately | Press Release

The Project is asks newly-confirmed United States Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to cancel the debts of hundreds of thousands of former for-profit college students under his existing authority immediately.

Student Loan Truth: Blake’s Art Institute Story | Blog

After personal loss made him take another look at his life, Blake Baron decided to invest in his future and pursue a degree in graphic design at the Art Institute. But he quickly realized that the time he invested in the program and the money he was spending wasn’t worth the terrible education he was getting. Even after leaving the school without a degree, he still owes over $30,000 in federal loans.  

Impactful, Human, Rooted In People: How Advocates Work with the Media to Get Client Stories Told | Blog

The Project on Predatory Student Lending joined a panel discussion to take a deeper look into how advocates can work with the media to get their stories in front of the public.

Biden Administration Backs DeVos in Fight Over Testifying About Loan Forgiveness | Politico

The Biden administration is backing former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she tries to avoid having to testify in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s lengthy delays and sweeping denials of student loan forgiveness claims.

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Biden Admin Teams Up with Ex-Trump DOJ Official to Defend Betsy DeVos Against Ripped-Off College Students | Law and Crime

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under President Joe Biden is going to the mat for former secretary of education Betsy DeVos. In a Monday filing with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Boynton and other DOJ attorneys argued that students who were ripped off by for-profit scam colleges cannot depose the former Trump-era official.

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Warren, Pressley Push Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt | Boston Globe

If you thought top progressive lawmakers from Massachusetts would stop jousting with the White House now that a fellow Democrat is in office, you were mistaken.

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