Education Department Reaches Historic Settlement with Defrauded Borrowers in Sweet v. Cardona

June 23, 2022

The prospect of full student loan debt discharges in a final settlement to the Sweet case is welcome – and overdue – news for more than 200,000 borrowers who deserve relief under federal law. We congratulate our partners at the Project on Predatory Student Lending for their many years of advocacy on behalf of this class of defrauded borrowers, as well as the borrowers...


Halt and Make Edits: Assessing the Second Work Period of Negotiated Rulemaking

November 9, 2021

Last week, negotiators serving on the Department of Education’s (ED) negotiated rulemaking Affordability and Student Loans Committee convened for the second of three week-long work periods. (See our analysis of the first work period here.) Committee members considered new and revised proposals from ED addressing a broad array of issues including the borrower defense...


Searching for Common Ground: Week One of Negotiated Rulemaking

October 13, 2021

Last Monday, negotiators for this fall’s Affordability and Student Loans Committee began their work on the first of two anticipated negotiated rulemakings (“neg reg”), a process through which the Department of Education (ED) works with a group of external stakeholders to try and find consensus on proposed higher education regulations—ideally to shorten the rulemaking...


TICAS Recommendations for Negotiated Rulemaking Topics

July 1, 2021

Recommendations in response to the May 24, 2021 Federal Register notice soliciting input on topics to be included in the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming negotiated rulemaking. TICAS' priorities focus on better protecting students by addressing predatory practices and holding colleges accountable, as well as by improving the current income-driven repayment system.