What to Know About the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

April 30, 2019

Fact sheet on the Borrower Defense to Repayment (BD) rule. The Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule offers students relief from federal loans borrowed based on fraudulent, misleading or illegal acts by their schools. Borrower defense is an established legal right for many forms of consumer credit, and it has been a part of the Higher Education Act for many years.


TICAS Statement on Court Ruling on the Borrower Defense Rule

October 16, 2018

Today’s court decision is landmark news for student loan borrowers who were cheated by their colleges. The borrower defense rule that became effective at noon today protects students against illegal conduct by their college, offering relief that more than 100,000 borrowers have been waiting too long for already.  By holding colleges accountable, the rule will also deter bad...


Comments from 80 Organizations to Secretary DeVos Urging the Department to Implement a Strong Borrower Defense Rule

August 30, 2018

80 organizations and advocates working on behalf of students, consumers, veterans, servicemembers, faculty and staff, civil rights, and college access submitted joint comments to the Department of Education on the proposed negotiated rulemaking to rewrite the borrower defense rule. The comments express emphatic support of strong borrower defense rules that hold colleges accountable...