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DeVos Education Department Blocks Borrower Defense: What Our Partners and Allies Think

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14 June 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced steps to change two important higher education regulations—a delay of borrower defense and a renegotiation of the gainful employment rule—and… Read more

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Betsy DeVos Rescinds Protections for Student Loan Borrowers: What We and Our Partners Have To Say About That

Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Yuri Gripas / REUTERS)

12 April 2017

“Secretary DeVos’ first actions on student debt prove that her Department prioritizes the financial interest of debt collectors and servicers over the rights of borrowers. Eliminating these safeguards will allow companies to harass borrowers and continue to provide shoddy service. We hear constantly from borrowers who are struggling with their servicers, and we only expect these complaints to intensify with these most recent, regressive rollbacks.”

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What Our Partners Think of the New Student Loan Borrower Defense Rule

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28 October 2016

Today the Department of Education released its final regulations on protecting students and taxpayers from predatory institutions, and ensuring a process of loan forgiveness in cases of… Read more

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What We and Our Partners Think of Sen. Warren’s Corinthian Letter

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29 September 2016

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) from Massachusetts sent an open letter to Education Secretary John King highlighting The Department of Education’s sinister debt collection priorities over debt relief for past students of the fraudulent Corinthian Colleges.

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Here’s What Our Partners Think of Huge Pell Grant Slashes

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7 July 2016

Today, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) subcommittee marked up the 2017 FY Labor-H Appropriations Bill, highlighted by sweeping cuts to Pell and… Read more

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