Students suffering crippling debt won a victory on Tuesday, as a federal judge overturned Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos's, delay on an Obama era ruling offering protections for loan borrowers.
The Obama administration had sought to crack down on for-profit educational institutions taking advantage of students, but upon getting appointed by Donald Trump, DeVos immediately began rolling back those protections. DeVos also stacked her department with officials that have close ties to for-profit institutions.
Now with the overturning of the delay, students who feel they were defrauded will have a process to get the loans cancelled. An example of such is a school shutting down while students were still attending, thereby making it impossible to graduate. Those students will automatically have their debt discharged.
There are currently over 100,000 students with claims filed against unscrupulous schools for fraud. They are all currently waiting for the Department of Education to forgive those loans.
It was a big step forward for many people being crushed by the burden of student dept.
Democrats have been critical of DeVos for rolling back the protections.
Judge orders protections for defrauded students to go into effect https://t.co/tqqtJk6SPE— Maxine Waters (@Maxine Waters) 1539792435.0
Tens of thousands of students were defrauded by for-profit colleges and left with mountains of debt—and Sec. DeVos… https://t.co/WoCsdNxRAQ— Vice President Kamala Harris (@Vice President Kamala Harris) 1539788523.0
A federal judge has ordered that the Trump Admin must ensure students who’ve been cheated by #4profit colleges get… https://t.co/8QGlFiqxt1— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1539740221.0
People are glad something is finally being done to help students.
Yes! Students have been conned out of money for worthless degrees for too long. https://t.co/37fATofVBp— Kim (@Kim) 1539793770.0
@SenKamalaHarris It’s about time! This is exactly why it is imperative we resist Trump’s partisan federal court nom… https://t.co/HdAgDoThBl— Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT! (@Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT!) 1539788588.0
@SenKamalaHarris Where do I start to find help. I have a BS. Loans are extremely high and the jobs I’ve been employ… https://t.co/LGzgIJHgBE— Lady A (@Lady A) 1539788991.0
@SenKamalaHarris @BetsyDeVosED is incompetent and unqualified to be secretary of education. She should step down so… https://t.co/ME8O27vVKa— Amy Fitzpatrick (@Amy Fitzpatrick) 1539792315.0
@nytimes Good Federal Judges making fair, easily justifiable, and non-vindictive decisions about rules & laws that… https://t.co/nofxAiAMiX— ℳichael G. #FBPE🇪🇺 #resist🌊 (@ℳichael G. #FBPE🇪🇺 #resist🌊) 1539733190.0
@nytimes Regardless of party, WE ARE ALL AMERICANS. This effects all of US, our families, our children children. Ev… https://t.co/9EJOXTDnMj— Black Lotus (@Black Lotus) 1539733627.0
@nytimes These people stop at nothing to make us spend our money - their way.— RiceCzech (@RiceCzech) 1539732932.0
@nytimes This administration and its henchmen/women seem to lose a lot of court battles. I guess breaking the law,… https://t.co/zGIeGLxRoB— TOGETHERINPEACE (@TOGETHERINPEACE) 1539736528.0
There may be a reason why college is so expensive.
This is one step in the right direction. Many more need to be taken