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Trump administration delays student loan forgiveness program. How to tell if you still qualify

Trump administration delays student loan forgiveness program. How to tell if you still qualify

New rules set to expand federal student loan forgiveness for borrowers who believe that they were defrauded by their schools have been put on hold until further notice, according to the Department of Education.

The program was designed to ease the burden for students at schools that violated certain laws or defrauded or misled students. For example, a federal court found that the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges engaged in deceptive practices such as advertising programs the schools didn’t offer and false job placement rates. About 15,000 forgiveness claims from Corinthian students had been approved as of October 2016.

But Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said June 14 that...

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