Backlog of Student Loan Borrower Defense Claims Soars to 210K as DeVos Education Department has Not “Approved or Denied Any Claim in More Than a Year.”

Allied Progress director Derek Martin reacts to news that the Trump-DeVos Department of Education hasn’t processed a single loan forgiveness claim in over a year:

“It must be easy for Betsy DeVos to sleep in her mansion each night regardless of whether she does her job, but the millions of people she’s failed by not taking action on forgiveness claims in over a year are not so fortunate. Student borrowers deserve a Secretary of Education who actually takes the job, and their concerns, seriously.”

Martin added:

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

The Education Department Revealed Today That They Have Not Approved Or Denied Any Borrower Defense Claims In Over A Year, And The Number Of Backlogged Claims Has Reached 210K.

Over 200,000 Borrowers Are Waiting For The Education Department To Make A Decision On Their Borrower Defense Claims.

There Are Over “200,000 Borrowers” That “Are Waiting For The Education Department To Make A Decision On Their Application For Loan Forgiveness.” “The number of federal student loan borrowers who are waiting for the Education Department to make a decision on their application for loan forgiveness based on alleged fraud by their college now exceeds 200,000 borrowers, according to new federal data released today.” [Michael Stratford, “Backlog of student loan fraud claims tops 210K, with processing stalled,” Politico, 10/03/19]

The Education Department Has Not Approved Or Denied Any Borrower Defense Claim In Over A Year.

The Education Department “Has Not Approved Or Denied Any Claim In More Than A Year.” “The data also shows that the Trump administration’s adjudication of the claims remains stalled. The Education Department has not approved or denied any claim in more than a year.” [Michael Stratford, “Backlog of student loan fraud claims tops 210K, with processing stalled,” Politico, 10/03/19]

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