WASHINGTON — The Education Department failed to approve a single application for federal student loan relief in the second half of last year, according to new department data that signals that students who claim they were cheated by their colleges cannot count on help from Washington anytime soon.
The department neither approved nor denied any relief claims filed by students under the so-called borrower defense program from June to December 2018, even after a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration’s foot-dragging was illegal. In October, the judge ordered the Education Department to enforce a long-delayed Obama-era rule that expanded and expedited loan relief for defrauded students, many of whom attended for-profit colleges.
Amid that inaction, the number of pending claims has swelled to more than 150,000 — over double the number of applications the department inherited from the previous administration. And with no firm timeline to process them, advocates say the department has referred borrowers to the Treasury Department to have their tax refunds garnished to offset debts that have piled up while their claim is pending.
Liz Hill, a spokeswoman for the Education Department, blamed the delay on the swirl of lawsuits filed by advocates pressing for a more generous response to loan-relief applicants.
“Pending litigation has slowed down the department’s processing to provide relief to additional borrowers,” Ms. Hill said. “We will fully implement the 2016 borrower defense regulations and ensure those who qualify for discharge receive it.”
About 22,000 approved applications that are waiting to be discharged are delayed because of lawsuits, the department said, as it “continues to assess alternatives to provide a fair, balanced and consistent approach for legitimate borrower defense applications.”
Ms. Hill added that the department was taking steps to increase its capacity to manage applications, which in recent months have been coming in at nearly 2,000 a week.
Last month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offered no such assurances when pressed by senators about the backlog.
“Don’t you have a heart?” Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat, asked Ms. DeVos at a hearing on the department’s budget, where he cited 140,000 “victim students waiting on your department to give them relief so they can get on with their lives.”
He noted that many of the students were defrauded by predatory for-profit schools, which Ms. DeVos has been accused of favoring with her policies. Nine percent of high school graduates go to for-profit colleges and universities, but 34 percent of loan defaults belong to those students.
“No student should be defrauded, and if fraud is involved, there are consequences, and there will be consequences,” Ms. DeVos replied. “But we should not be judging institutions by their tax status. Let’s be very honest here; there are bad actors on both sides of the equation.”
She added, with some indignance, “Let’s talk about the nonprofits that are doing a bad job, that are subject to bribes, that are lying in order to improve their U.S. News and World Report statistics,” referring to the recent college admissions scandal rocking Ivy League and other elite institutions.
Since taking office, Ms. DeVos has tried to overhaul the 2016 process started by the Obama administration that was supposed to pave an easier road for students to secure loan relief after their colleges are found to have misled them with inflated claims of false promises of jobs. The Obama administration approved nearly 30,000 such claims, estimated at 0 million, in its last year in office. The Education Department approved 16,155 from Jan. 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018.
The Obama administration rewrote the borrower defense rule, which was virtually unknown until 2015, when two large for-profit chains, ITT Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges, began to crumble. The new rule was supposed to take effect in 2017.
But Ms. DeVos delayed issuing what she said amounted to “free money” and has moved to narrow its scope to only forgive debts of students who, regardless of their schools’ actions, fail to secure gainful employment and can prove they were otherwise harmed.
A 2017 report from the department’s inspector general found that the Obama process had some flaws. Ms. DeVos instituted a tiered system to grant some borrowers partial relief, but those measures were struck down by the courts. The department then blew a deadline to rewrite the rules, which were supposed to go into force this year.
Ms. Hill, the department spokeswoman, said that under Ms. DeVos, the department has discharged nearly 50,000 borrower defense claims, the bulk of which were queued up by the Obama administration, totaling more than 4 million.
She said it has also enforced part of the 2016 Obama regulation that automatically relieves students of debt when a school closes. As of February, the department discharged approximately 51,000 loans for 15,000 borrowers, totaling more than 8 million.
But applications have continued to pile up as the department charts its next move.
Education Department officials released data in response to a request from Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, showing that it still had 158,000 pending claims. The data covered the period from September to December, but officials wrote that those had not changed since the previous quarter.
The department did not say whether it has approved or denied any borrower defense claims in 2019.
“There’s nothing stopping Secretary DeVos from providing relief to struggling borrowers today, and she needs to begin approving claims immediately so students who were cheated out of their education and savings get the relief they are entitled to,” Ms. Murray said in a statement.
Eileen Connor, the director of litigation at Harvard Law School’s Project on Predatory Student Lending, said that she had borrowers who had claims pending from as far back as four years.
The project, which represents thousands of students from ITT Tech and Corinthian, said that it had over 14,000 applications from ITT Tech pending at the department. Only 33 have been approved, and those were by the Obama administration. Zero have been approved under Ms. DeVos.
Debt on the loans has continued to grow, Ms. Connor said. In lawsuits, the group has described how borrowers have experienced anxiety, fear and psychological and financial distress caused by delays.
The project has won several lawsuits against Ms. DeVos. But it said that the department continued to ignore crucial court rulings, including one that found the department could not take tax refunds of former Corinthian College students to pay their student loans while they have borrower defense applications pending.
“The department’s delay is not neutral,” Ms. Connor said. “It’s harming students.”B:
福彩福建36选7开奖结果查询【风】【浩】【见】【罗】【浮】【宗】【主】【杨】【辰】，【既】【然】【是】【祖】【界】【界】【主】【的】【弟】【子】，【便】【点】【头】【道】：“【见】【过】……【但】【是】，【界】【主】【夫】【人】【并】【没】【有】【跟】【我】【提】【及】，【还】【有】【弟】【子】【存】【在】……” 【风】【浩】【话】【语】【中】【存】【在】【几】【分】【质】【疑】。 【当】【然】，【不】【管】【杨】【辰】【是】【不】【是】【祖】【界】【的】【弟】【子】，【对】【风】【浩】【来】【说】【关】【系】【都】【不】【大】，【只】【能】【说】……【如】【果】【杨】【辰】【真】【的】【是】【界】【主】【弟】【子】【的】【话】，【或】【许】【会】【有】【点】【好】【处】。 【但】【不】【是】【界】【主】【弟】【子】，【对】【风】
【推】【开】【墓】【室】【的】【石】【棺】，【林】【奇】【等】【人】【终】【于】【进】【入】【到】【古】【墓】【的】【内】【部】。 【周】【围】【漆】【黑】【一】【片】【伸】【手】【不】【见】【五】【指】。 【幸】【好】【林】【奇】【身】【上】【有】【火】【机】，【找】【到】【了】【岩】【壁】【上】【的】【油】【灯】，【逐】【一】【点】【亮】，【完】【整】【的】【古】【墓】【变】【成】【现】【在】【眼】【前】。 【所】【有】【人】【都】【惊】【呆】【了】。 【这】【古】【墓】【修】【建】【的】【令】【人】【叹】【为】【观】【止】，【光】【滑】【的】【棚】【顶】【壁】【面】，【连】【一】【道】【裂】【缝】【都】【没】【有】，【完】【全】【就】【是】【一】【个】【整】【体】。 【所】【有】【的】【台】【阶】、【棺】
【【可】【不】【订】【阅】】 【沐】【柒】【被】【那】【些】【鬼】【脸】【弄】【得】【心】【里】【烦】【躁】，【抬】【手】【施】【法】，【斩】【断】【了】【束】【缚】【她】【的】【头】【发】。【再】【次】【抬】【手】【掐】【诀】，【现】【出】【鬼】【门】，【将】【那】【些】【鬼】【脸】【一】【一】【吸】【进】【去】【送】【入】【冥】【界】。 【倒】【是】【那】【头】【发】【被】【斩】【断】【之】【后】，【飞】【快】【的】【不】【见】【了】。 【浓】【浓】【的】【大】【雾】，【沐】【柒】【也】【看】【不】【到】【袁】【无】【尘】，【听】【不】【见】【任】【何】【声】【音】。 【这】【鬼】【有】【些】【道】【行】，【有】【能】【力】【变】【出】【迷】【雾】【困】【住】【沐】【柒】。 【沐】【柒】【不】【怕】
【那】【金】【红】【光】【环】【蔓】【延】【之】【处】，【虚】【空】【崩】【碎】，【云】【朵】【湮】【灭】，【肉】【眼】【可】【见】【的】【一】【切】【都】【纷】【纷】【化】【为】【粉】【尘】。 【巨】【大】【的】【冲】【击】【波】【横】【扫】【整】【个】【天】【空】，【如】【果】【不】【是】【因】【为】【距】【离】【太】【高】，【只】【怕】【光】【是】【这】【一】【道】【气】【爆】【就】【足】【以】【将】【望】【天】【古】【城】【给】【摧】【毁】【了】。 “【如】【此】【恐】【怖】【之】【力】……【这】【已】【经】【完】【全】【超】【越】【了】【天】【河】【阶】！” “【神】【曲】【之】【力】，【当】【真】【是】【具】【备】【神】【威】，【不】【可】【揣】【度】！” “【太】【强】【大】【了】，福彩福建36选7开奖结果查询【前】【文】【说】【到】【姚】【剑】【轩】、【赵】【月】【华】【与】【李】【宓】【与】【韩】【公】【家】【的】【马】【文】【豪】、【马】【文】【强】【交】【手】，【尽】【管】【马】【氏】【兄】【弟】【怪】【招】【不】【断】，【但】【若】【是】【单】【对】【单】，【马】【氏】【兄】【弟】【不】【是】【姚】、【赵】、【李】【宓】【等】【任】【何】【一】【人】【的】【对】【手】，【但】【当】【他】【们】【联】【手】【后】，【怪】【招】【的】【威】【力】【大】【增】，【一】【转】【眼】【就】【将】【三】【人】【给】【伤】【了】。 【所】【幸】【李】【宓】【临】【敌】【经】【验】【丰】【富】，【及】【时】【升】【起】【了】【土】【墙】【防】【御】，【减】【少】【了】『【凤】【鸣】』【威】【力】，【姚】【才】【可】【以】【迅】【速】【恢】【复】【过】
“【说】，【我】【们】【在】【你】【地】【下】【室】【找】【到】【的】【脚】【链】【是】【干】【什】【么】【用】【的】？” 【审】【讯】【室】【里】，【鲁】【达】【在】【审】【问】【着】【被】【束】【缚】【着】【的】【常】【天】。 “【链】【子】【是】【我】【用】【来】【养】【狗】【的】。” “【狗】【呢】？” “【跑】【了】。” 【鲁】【达】【无】【奈】【的】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】。 “【我】【们】【在】【脚】【链】【的】【内】【环】【找】【到】【了】【人】【类】【女】【性】【的】DNA，【你】【怎】【么】【解】【释】？” “【那】【可】【能】【是】【我】【手】【下】【哪】【个】【的】【那】【个】【马】【子】，【过】【来】【逗】【狗】【的】
【朱】【月】【看】【着】【被】【人】【簇】【拥】【着】【地】【林】【雨】【汐】【脸】【上】【地】【笑】【容】【都】【快】【要】【维】【持】【不】【住】【了】，【好】【在】【还】【是】【有】【人】【过】【来】【与】【她】【说】【话】【地】，【所】【以】【至】【少】【面】【上】【是】【没】【有】【问】【题】【的】。 【只】【不】【过】【只】【要】【是】【明】【眼】【人】【都】【可】【以】【看】【得】【出】【来】【她】【脸】【上】【的】【笑】【容】【有】【多】【假】，【只】【不】【过】【是】【懒】【得】【去】【戳】【穿】【罢】【了】。 【这】【些】【都】【与】【白】【梓】【无】【关】【了】，【此】【刻】【林】【雨】【汐】【正】【与】【这】【些】【夫】【人】【们】【聊】【着】【天】，【一】【时】【半】【会】【儿】【的】【也】【停】【不】【下】【来】，【白】【梓】【觉】
【从】【青】【城】【山】【开】【始】【的】【故】【事】，【最】【终】【在】【青】【城】【山】【了】【结】【了】。 【人】【妖】【之】【恋】【注】【定】【诸】【多】【磨】【难】，【青】【城】【山】【之】【事】，【算】【是】【第】【一】【个】【大】【关】。 【许】【宣】【渡】【过】【去】【了】，【不】，【应】【该】【说】，【许】【宣】【和】【小】【白】【一】【同】【渡】【过】【去】【了】。 【该】【报】【的】【仇】，【报】【了】。 【后】【续】【的】【故】【事】，【必】【然】【少】【不】【了】【坎】【坷】，【但】【许】【宣】【有】【了】【新】【的】【师】【门】——【李】【淳】【风】、【袁】【天】【罡】【一】【脉】。 【写】【这】【个】【故】【事】，【我】【最】【初】【是】【受】【到】《【白】
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