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Roundup: Trump Administration Proposes Tightening Rules for Forgiving Student Loans

July 26, 2018

The Education Department proposed tightening the criteria for student loan forgiveness when former college students accuse their schools of fraudulent behavior.  The plan was designed to help genuine victims of fraud, while limiting frivolous claims by former students, according to the Education Department officials.
The plan faces stiff opposition from congressional Democrats and consumer advocates, who have warned that any effort to limit debt forgiveness would limit the legal options of students with debts they can’t afford to repay.

See the NAICU website for more information on the borrower defense issue.
Below is a round-up of articles on the new plan:
U.S. Department of Education Takes Action to Protect Student Borrowers, Hold Higher Education Institutions Accountable for Deceptive Practices
U.S. Department of Education

 Trump Administration Proposes Tightening Rules for Forgiving Student Loans
Wall Street Journal
DeVos Proposes to Curtail Debt Relief for Defrauded Students
The New York Times
Proposed Changes in Borrower-Defense Rules Would Make It Tougher for Defrauded Students to Get Debt Relief
The Chronicle of Higher Education
DeVos Rule Would Cut Billions in Student Loan Relief
Inside Higher Ed
Trump Administration Moves to Make It Harder for Defrauded Students to Erase Debt
The Washington Post
Devos' Pitch to Raise the Bar on Student Fraud Claims
DeVos Proposes Restrictions on Obama-Era Provisions Aiding Students Defrauded by For-Profit Schools
The Hill


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