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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Higher Education Policy News for June 29, 2020

Here are some of today's headlines about higher education policy issues:

Inside Higher Education reports that Congress failed to override President Trump's veto of the Congressional Review Act resolution that would would have repealed the latest Borrower Defense Rule. From Inside Higher Education: "Opponents of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's rule making it more difficult for those who have been defrauded by their colleges to have their student loans forgiven are looking to the courts to block the measure after suffering a defeat in Congress Friday."

Also, a federal court has ordered the U.S. Department of Education to "to cancel the federal student loan debt of 7,200 Massachusetts students who attended Everest Institute," which "was part of Corinthian Colleges' chain of for-profit institutions," Inside Higher Education reports.

At the state level, the North Carolina legislature passed a law that protects public and private institutions in the state from lawsuits seeking tuition rebates from the Spring 2020 move to online instruction, "as long as actions were done to protect public health in response to COVID-19 and the colleges provided remote learning options for students to complete coursework," according to Inside Higher Education.

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