Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students. The rewrite had been sought by the industry.

The for-profit colleges have found allies in the new administration and President Donald Trump, who earlier this year paid $25 million to settle charges his Trump University misled customers. And it’s yet another example of the administration hiring officials to oversee the industries where they had worked previously.

Read more at The Associated Press: https://apnews.com/057b28074e0348538177a7c7dff1db72/Big-holdup-for-borrowers-claiming-for-profit-college-fraud