Inspector General: Resume Processing Borrower-Defense Claims

The Department of Education's inspector general said Monday that review of student loan relief applications known as borrower-defense claims should resume after months without a single ruling from the Trump administration.

The Office of Inspector General also recommended that the department establish a time frame for reviewing claims and either issuing a denial or discharging the loan.

Democrats seized on the report as evidence that the Department of Education under Secretary Betsy DeVos has harmed tens of thousands of student borrowers by halting review of the claims by students who allege they were defrauded or misled by their institutions.

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