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Brief on Department of Education’s Borrower Defense Rule

October 25, 2017

Under Secretary Betsy DeVos, the Department of Education delayed implementation of the Borrower Defense Rule, which would have helped students who have been defrauded by for-profit educational institutions discharge their federal student loans. In our amicus brief supporting borrower and state challenges to the delay, we argue that the Department violated the Administrative Procedure Act by arbitrarily disregarding the benefits for student borrowers that would be forgone as a result of the delay.

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