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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BREAKING: Attorney General @JoshStein_ won a temporary restraining order against Stepping Stone Medical, an unlicensed medical technical school in Statesville that offers courses in phlebotomy, medical assisting, and medical billing. Read more: https://ncdoj.gov/attorney-general-josh-stein-wins-temporary-restraining-order-against-unlicensed-medical-technical-school-in-statesville/
Backlash begins against University of Arizona's acquisition of Ashford University via @insidehighered The contracts for these arrangements need intense scrutiny, as do the recruitment practices of the acquired entity. #highered #DefendStudents https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/08/04/backlash-begins-against-university-arizonas-acquisition-ashford-university
Unless Congress acts, predatory colleges will leave students with a subprime education and stick taxpayers with the bill. Learn more here http://ow.ly/yfLK50AMLEJ #highered #DefendStudents