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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

Update | Proposed Settlement to be Heard January 24

A year ago former ITT students filed a complaint against ITT and a class Proof of Claim in the ITT bankruptcy case. In this last year we have worked hard to fight on behalf of the Student Class, including urging the Trustee to stop collection on all debt owed directly to ITT.

Duped into Paying for Worthless Degrees, these Former For-Profit College Students Could Get Their Money Back | MarketWatch

Former students of a for-profit college who say they were duped into paying for worthless degrees could get some of their money back, thanks to a recent motion in the now-defunct school’s bankruptcy case.

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Update | LSC’s Project on Predatory Student Lending and Public Citizen Sue to Stop Education Department’s Illegal Regulatory Delay

The U.S. Department of Education broke the law when it announced a delay of a rule designed to protect students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges and career training programs, two borrowers said in a lawsuit filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Lawsuits Accuse Feds of Illegally Delaying Obama-Era Student Loan Rules | MarketWatch

Students who have been cheated by their schools are suffering thanks to the Department of Education’s delay in implementing Obama-era regulations aimed at making students whole when they’ve been misled by their schools, a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday by 19 attorneys general and two former for-profit college students claim.

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18 States, Consumer Groups Sue DeVos Over Delay of Student Loan Protections | Politico

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia filed suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday over her delay of regulations meant to protect federal student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools.

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Attorneys General Sue DeVos Over Delay of Rule to Protect Students from Predatory Colleges | The Washington Post

A group of 19 state attorneys general is suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for delaying an overhaul of rules to erase the federal student debt of borrowers defrauded by colleges.

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18 States Are Suing Betsy DeVos Over For-Profit College Rules | BuzzFeed

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Education Department over DeVos’s decision to roll back rules designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges.

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New Marching Orders for Civil Rights Probes | Politico

The Trump administration sent the clearest signal yet that it will take a different approach on Title IX enforcement when it issued a memo this month telling civil rights investigators to investigate only specific allegations in complaints — rather than take the systemic approach favored by the Obama administration.

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Former For-Profit Students Intervene in Borrower-Defense Lawsuit | Inside Higher ED

Two former students of an Education Management Corporation-owned for-profit college have filed suit to intervene as defendants in a lawsuit challenging borrower-defense regulations. The Department of Education cited the lawsuit, which was brought by an association of California for-profit colleges, in announcing a delay of the borrower-defense rule this week.

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Betsy DeVos Is Halting Protections For For-Profit College Students | BuzzFeed

In federal filings, the Education Department said it would renegotiate the federal “gainful employment” rule, which stops government money from flowing to for-profit colleges whose students take on too much debt, but earn little after they graduate. Years in the making — it went into effect in 2015 after surviving two lengthy court battles with the for-profit college industry — the regulation is arguably the most significant piece of President Obama’s higher education legacy.

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