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Education Department grants $1.5B in debt relief for Westwood students

August 30, 2022

The Education Department’s action comes less than a week after the Biden administration announced a widespread student loan relief program cancelling up to $10,000 in debt for most borrowers and $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients.

Although that action wasn’t tied to alleged misbehavior at any institution, the agency has also been forgiving the student loans of many borrowers who say they were misled by the colleges they attended. That includes those who attended the for-profit chain Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute, which both collapsed around the same time as Westwood.

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