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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Natow

Unclear Path for Borrower Defense Claims

Inside Higher Education reports that the future of borrower defense claims -- that is, requests that student borrowers may make for debt relief by alleging fraud on the part of their institutions -- face an uncertain future due to "politics and both ongoing and upcoming legal battles" even in the wake of the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that passed the House of Representatives last week. (Observers expect the president to veto the CRA resolution even if it does pass the Senate, per Inside Higher Education.)

Inside Higher Education also reports a "backlog of more than 200,000 borrowers, most of whom attended for-profit institutions, who’ve been waiting for the Education Department to process their requests for debt forgiveness."

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