Higher Education Policy: Education Department Investigating Borrower Defense Claims Amid Push to Process Claim Backlog, Expand Grounds for Approval, and Discharge Loans; Schools Likely to be Held Liable for Cancelled Loans, Experts Say

Published on Jun 24, 2021

The Department of Education is adjudicating borrower defense to repayment claims submitted by former students of Zovio Inc (ZVO), Strategic Education Inc (STRA), and Lincoln Educational Services Corp (LINC). Individuals whose borrower defense applications are approved will be granted student loan cancellation. Unlike the Betsy DeVos-led Department that did not aggressively review claims or hold […]

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