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...


The Department of Education Announces New Borrower Defense Discharge Process, but Questions and Concerns Remain

December 22, 2017

Earlier this week, the Department of Education announced a new process to resolve about 21,000 applications for borrower defense discharges, available to students whose schools have mistreated them in violation of state law. For some of these students, the resolution of their applications will lead to full student loan discharges and allow the students a fresh start. Other students,...