Seven plaintiffs have filed a class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging they’re illegally stalling on processing more than 158,000 applications for student loan forgiveness. Under the “borrower defense” rule, defrauded students can apply for loan relief if their schools were found to have misled them. The Education Department blamed a constant stream of politicized litigation for any holds on processing claims.
Alicia Davis feels like she was scammed. As a student at Florida Metropolitan University from 2006 to 2008, she said she was told the cost of her online criminal justice program would be covered by Pell grants and scholarships. She was told her credits could be transferred to other schools. Graduating from the school, a subsidiary