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Betsy DeVos Delays Student Loan 'Borrower Defense' Rule Until At Least 2019

Despite the pleas — and legal actions — of lawmakers, consumer advocates, and students, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos quietly announced Friday that the Department of Education will further delay, by nearly two years, rules intended to prevent students at unscrupulous schools from being left with nothing but debt if their college collapses. 1,122 more words

Financial Products

States Accuse Betsy DeVos Of Failing To Protect Students From Sketchy For-Profit Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made no effort to hide her support for the for-profit education industry, going so far as to hit “reset” on rules… 1,164 more words

Lawsuits

Are for-profit colleges worth the price of admission?

By BRIAN KIM
Staff Writer

At this point in high school, it’s extremely likely that you have, at some point, heard some alarming statistics about your potential financial situation after you graduate college. 830 more words

Opinion

Student Loan Defaults Increase For First Time In Five Years; 8.5M Borrowers Now In Default

For the first time in half a decade, the rate of education loan defaults among recent college students has risen, highlighting the struggle many recent graduates face when it comes to paying their educational debts. 784 more words

Financial Products

Disgraced College Accreditor Asks Betsy DeVos For Second Chance

Last year, the Department of Education revoked federal recognition for the accrediting body that ignored red flags at failed for-profit educator Corinthian Colleges and allowed billions in federal aid dollars to schools under investigation. 1,173 more words

Government Policy

Perspectives: Slate -- Betsy DeVos Trolls America, Picks a Former For-Profit College Dean to Run an Anti-Fraud Squad

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is basically a walking cautionary tale about the power of wealth in politics who evinced zero interest in consumer protections for students. 59 more words

Opinion

Education Dept. Hires Exec From Scandalized For-Profit School To Run Enforcement Division

Dedicated and effective government employees can come from many prior walks of life, it’s true; the path through any career can be winding and complex. But choosing someone with major ties to a for-profit college that engaged in questionable behaviors to head up a division tasked with investigating for-profit colleges that engage in questionable behaviors seems like a bad sign. 389 more words

Government Policy