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AGs Say Proposed Federal Relief for Student Loan Borrowers Is a Good Start, Could Go Further

A coalition of 22 AGs wrote a letter in support of the Department of Education’s proposed rulemaking regarding the Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) program for federal student loan borrowers and encouraged additional changes to expand the program’s benefits. In the letter, the AGs commend the DOE for undertaking efforts to reform the IDR program, which they…

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FTC Finalizes Order with Chegg over Alleged Poor Security Practices that Exposed Student Data

The FTC finalized an order with Chegg, Inc. regarding alleged poor data security practices that lead to at least four separate data breaches at the education technology company in which users’ and employees’ personal information was compromised. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Chegg violated the FTC Act by failing to adequately protect the…

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AGs Ask Supreme Court to Lift Injunctions on Federal Government’s Student Debt Relief Plan

A coalition of 22 Democrat AGs filed an amicus brief in support of the federal government in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the government’s plan to cancel certain student loan debt in order to address the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two cases, Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v.…

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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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