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Consumer groups seek to force Ed Department to forgive Westwood College students’ loans

May 24, 2022

The lawsuit is at least the second complaint filed against the Ed Department in recent months seeking to resolve outstanding group borrower defense claims. The borrower defense rule allows students whose institutions defrauded them to have their federal student loans forgiven.

The complaint comes as pressure mounts on the Biden administration to implement widespread student loan forgiveness. President Joe Biden’s advisers have been working on proposals that would target forgiveness based on income, Politico reported earlier this month. In the meantime, the administration has been discharging the debt of students defrauded by colleges, canceling some $17 billion in student loans as of the beginning of April.

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