‘Unconscionable’: DeVos smacked with two suits, claiming student loan borrowers ripped off

Four states have sued Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, claiming she and her department ripped off thousands of students who filed debt relief claims after the collapse of the massive for-profit education company Corinthian College.

» Top New Products

Get organized, Get happy
cs_image_0

The  simple  guide  to  declutter  and  orgainize  your  head,  home  and  heart.                                                           

$27.97
Wedding Speeches Made Simple
cs_image_1

Discover  Everything  You  Need  To  Know  To  Create    and    Deliver  Your  Own  Amazing  Wedding  Speech               

$17.99
Professional resume tips
cs_image_2

Resume  layout  pro  is  step  by  step  guide  follow  easy  ways  to  make  resume  that  looks  perfect.                 

$29.97
Make Him Yours
cs_image_3

Learn  How  To  Captivate  A  Man,  Make  Him  Fall  In  Love...  And  Want  To  Give  You  The  World                             

$47.00
Free Personalized Birth Chart Reading
cs_image_4

Shockingly  accurate  birth  chart  reading  reveals  your  life  purpose  and  true  cosmic  personality.  Get  your  free  birth  chart  now

$37.00
Grape Growing and Wine Making Tips
cs_image_5

Information  and  tips  for  planting  and  maintaining  grapes  and  making  your  own  wine                                     

$17.77
Math tutorials collection
cs_image_6

The  easy  to  understand  math  tutorials  Collection                                                                                                       

$24.97
Pro Race Consultants
cs_image_7

Earn  A  Hassle  Free  Betting  Income  Every  Single  Day  For  The  Rest  Of  Your  Life.                                             

$35.97
How to Write an Ebook
cs_image_8

How  To  Write  Your  Own  Ebook(r)  In  7  Days                                                                                                                       

$29.00
Secrets To Travel Hacking
cs_image_9

Explore  the  World  Without  Spending  Much  Money  at  All                                                                                               

$27.00
SaleHoo Wholesale Directory
cs_image_10

Find  Trusted,  Reliable  Sources  for  Wholesale    and    Dropship  Products                                                               

$67.00
Astral Travel Now
cs_image_11

A  complete  learning  system  designed  to  help  one  master  the  art  of  astral  projection.                               

$27.97

The complaint, filed by Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-California) in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accuses DeVos of violating the Administrative Procedures Act. It states that DeVos is unlawfully delaying the approval of claims filed by defrauded students who had federal student loans filed with post-secondary subsidiary schools owned by the now-defunct Corinthian College Company, which folded in 2015.

On the same day, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit in the US District Court of the District of Columbia against the administration of President Donald Trump.

The three states’ lawsuit alleges that the administration is in violation of federal law by refusing to hand down decisions on pending student loan claims from people in their states that took loans out to pay for Corinthian Colleges, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Read more

© Spencer Selvidge

The lawsuit also claims that the administration has unlawfully declared that some of the loans in question are still valid, which has since led to involuntary collections from the paychecks of the students in question, according to Reuters.

The Education Department declined to comment on both lawsuits, and has in the past described other lawsuits filed by attorneys general in the Democratic party as a partisan attack on the Trump administration.

Becerra’s suit in California alleges that 50,000 relief claims are still pending since Corinthian’s collapse. That is up from what the Department of Education previously found in 2015, that some 80,000 students who borrowed loans, including more than 38,000 in California, were induced to enroll fraudulently in educational programs offered by Corinthian.

Becerra further writes in California’s complaint, that on January 20, the Education Department under DeVos’ watch has unjustifiably and indefinitely delayed approving a single borrower-defense claim.

“The Department determined that these students qualified under its ‘borrower defense’ regulations for expedited discharge of their federal student loans and reimbursement of amounts previously paid,” Becerra wrote.

Becerra added that “the delay — 11 months and counting — is unreasonable and illegal because the Department has already determined that these students qualify for specific, expedited relief,” according to the complaint.

READ MORE: New DOE guidelines give colleges choice how investigate sexual assault

The California attorney general issued a statement on his Facebook page in relation to the lawsuit on Thursday, and said DeVos’s refusal to act on behalf of the defrauded students was “unconscionable.”

“After having their American dreams stolen by a so-called higher education institution, Corinthian students are now being denied critical relief by a Secretary of Education hostile to their plight,” Becerra said. “It is hard to believe that we are forced to sue the Department of Education to compel Secretary DeVos to carry out the Department’s legal duty and help these students rebuild their lives.”

Becerra also took to Twitter to further call out DeVos.

“It’s important to stand up & get what you paid for, so we’re fighting for our students – & students everywhere!” he tweeted.

The same prosecutors involved in both of Thursday’s lawsuits were part of the 19 state attorneys general who sued DeVos in October for delaying the implementation of a rule set forth by former President Barack Obama, designed to protect students from predatory loans offered by for-profit colleges.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

RT – Daily news

Post Author: martin

Avatar
Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BriefNews.eu and PCHealthBoost.info Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.