Federal law allows students whose schools have defrauded or cheated them to have their loans discharged. Prior to 2016, there were few details in law or regulation about how borrowers could seek discharges or the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) process for adjudicating them. In 2016, the Obama Administration issued a rule to articulate clear processes for applying for and granting borrower defense discharges. Today, the Trump Administration released a new rule that will make it almost impossible for students to get relief. A joint fact sheet from TICAS, the Century Foundation, and National Consumer Law Center outlines the key differences between the rules.
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While spring cleaning my home office, Mike says, “Why are you keeping all those #negreg binders from rulemakings that happened years ago?!” I explain because @usedgov regulates on the same damn topics every few years so they’re helpful. #groundhogsday
@PaulaDee63 Enrollment’s down 8 % . This isn’t going the way colleges hoped when they sat down for #negreg
The Department of Education Announces Public Hearings on Higher Education Rulemaking
@usedgov will hold public hearings Apr 11-13. https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/department-education-announces-public-hearings-higher-education-rulemaking #highered #negreg #edpollicy #onlinelerning #thirdpartyservicers #distanceeducation
@JStein_WaPo I would like to see him work as hard personally to either #CancelAllStudentDebt or push 4 restoration of the bankruptcy protections he was instrumental n having removed.They need some common sense. #negreg isn’t that.Lets all the wrong ppl n2 the process who don’t want it to end
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Education Department Announces Use of Secret Shoppers to Protect Student Against Unscrupulous Institutions http://ow.ly/FnVi50NreHL via @usedgov An important step in the effort to #defendstudents against predatory institutions https://bit.ly/3yxBkEi
“The findings of this study are deeply alarming," said @nataliaabrams @DebtCrisisOrg. “We call on policymakers to take every step necessary to #ProtectBorrowers, including extending the payment pause and canceling debt.” #CancelStudentDebt #DefendStudents
RELEASE: #BeyondStudentDebt Report Reveals Student Loan Borrowers Struggling to Meet Basic Needs
How Can the Education Department Build a List of Low-Value College Programs? http://ow.ly/vfpG50N5S3q via @HigherEdDive @NACAC, along with student and consumer organizations, believes that we have to #defendstudents from predatory institutions https://bit.ly/3yxBkEi
“Default is a financial disaster for student loan borrowers...The Court should reject efforts to interfere with this critical relief; relief that Congress authorized and @SecCardona deemed necessary.” @KyraTaylor2022 #DefendStudents 2/2 https://www.nclc.org/defending-student-loan-cancellation/
Debt-free futures! @Dreamdefenders #DefendStudents #CancelStudentDebt #ProtectBorrowers
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