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AGs File Suit Over Student Debt Cancellation

Missouri AG Eric Schmitt led AGs from Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and South Carolina in suing President Biden, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, and the United States Department of Education alleging that the Biden Administration’s student loan cancellation program, announced on August 24, 2022, is illegal. With student loan balances set to be canceled in the near future, the complaint requests immediate injunctive and declaratory relief.

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AG Coalition Calls for Stronger Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

In a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Department of Education (ED) Analyst Brian Schelling, a coalition of AGs from twenty states and the District of Columbia submitted comments on ED’s proposed rulemaking regarding improvements to the 90/10 rule, which limits the percentage of revenue for-profit educational institutions can receive from federal student aid to 90%.

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AG James Announces $78 Million in Student Loan Forgiveness for 4,400 New Yorkers Who Attended ITT

New York AG Letitia James announced that as a result of a group discharge application filed with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) by a coalition of state AGs, over 4,400 New Yorkers will have their student loans forgiven. These students, who attended New York State campuses of ITT Educational Services, Inc. between 2005 and…

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CFPB Sanctions Student Loan Servicer for Misleading Borrowers About Loan Forgiveness

The CFPB sanctioned student loan servicing company Edfinancial Services, LLC for allegedly making deceptive statements and misrepresenting the eligibility of student loan borrowers for loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver program in violation of the Consumer Financial Protection Act. According to the Consent Order, Edfinancial allegedly misled student loan borrowers with loans…

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