This week, the Obama administration announced new guidelines for the forgiveness of certain student loans. The program would forgive student loan debt for those borrowers who were the victims of scams perpetrated by for-profit colleges that used fraudulent or illegal practices to convince students to enroll. While there are already federal laws in place for this, these new guidelines would make it easier to apply for this type of forgiveness.
If finalized, the new program would go into effect in July 2017. Under the new plan, borrowers would be able to ask for debt forgiveness if they can prove one of the following:
- The school had a court judgement against it;
- The school breached their contract with the student;
- The school made a “substantial misrepresentation” about their offerings, graduate job prospects or the debt the student would accrue.
Under the new proposal, students would be able to request debt forgiveness up to six years following their discovery of the school’s wrongdoing, an increase from the current two-year limit.
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