Higher Education

Tell senators to protect victims of unscrupulous colleges

Updated February 14, 2020

The Senate is expected to vote later this month on a House-passed resolution to undo the latest misguided policy of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos: making it more difficult for students defrauded by unscrupulous colleges to cancel their federal student loan debt. Scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020, DeVos’ new “borrower defense rule” would put the burden of proof on students, impose unreasonable time limits, and end automatic loan relief for students whose colleges close before they graduate. Veterans, older students, students of color, students with disabilities, and students who are the first in their families to attend college are among those most likely to be affected.


Tell senators to protect victims of unscrupulous colleges

4 responses to “Tell senators to protect victims of unscrupulous colleges

  1. It should be easier, not more difficult for students defrauded by unscrupulous colleges to cancel their federal student loan debt.
    Please reject the new “borrower defense rule” scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020, which would put the burden of proof on students, impose unreasonable time limits, and end automatic loan relief for students whose colleges close before they graduate. Veterans, older students, students of color, students with disabilities, and students who are the first in their families to attend college are among those most likely to be negatively affected by this new rule.

    1. Please protect students and families who are victims of unscrupulous colleges. The playing field is not level. Students and families need laws on their side to protect them.

  2. Dear Kathy Boote
    The email you sent to me appeared to single me out, as if I had no choice in who I support… For your info, I do not need you, Kathy, a perfect stranger to me, to advise me on who I should support in public education… I am a 30-year retired teacher, and I feel that I am well-informed, maybe more than you may be…. Therefore, I do not like someone like you to email me with your biased opinion on the Secretary of Education…. For my part, you should keep your opinion to yourself….I DO NOT WANT IT….AND, I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOUR OPINION IS……. NOR DID I SOLICIT IT…….NOW OR EVER……..
    Kathy Hanson

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