Consumer lawyers want to end Education Department’s partial student debt relief plan

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Consumer lawyers want to end Education Department’s partial student debt relief plan

March 19, 2018 | Danielle Douglas-Gabriel | Washington Post
The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic, has asked a federal judge to stop the Education Department from using earnings data to grant only partial student loan forgiveness to defrauded borrowers.
Tags: For-profit college | Student Debt

U.S. to Help Remove Debt Burden for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Chain

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U.S. to Help Remove Debt Burden for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Chain

August 9, 2017 | Patricia Cohen , Emily S. Rueb | New York Times (NYT)
Nearly 25 years after a nationwide chain of beauty and secretarial schools was closed for defrauding students, the Department of Education has agreed to help victims wipe clean their burdensome federal student loan debts.
Tags: For-profit college | Student Debt

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

July 17, 2017 | Stacy Cowley , Jessica Silver-Greenberg | New York Times (NYT)
The troubled loans, which total at least $5 billion, are at the center of a protracted legal dispute between the student borrowers and a group of creditors who have aggressively pursued them in court after they fell behind on payments.
Tags: Student Debt | Student Loan Forgiveness