DeVos regulatory framework means less pressure on colleges, tougher standard for student borrowers

Inside Higher Ed: Eighteen months into Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's tenure, colleges with poor student outcomes -- particularly for-profit institutions -- are poised to benefit from a more forgiving regulatory approach than under the Obama administration. Colleges had pushed for those changes, but consumer advocates say students will lose out.

DeVos late last month released details of a new borrower-defense rule that would raise the standards for students who were misled by their institution and are seeking to have their federal loans forgiven.

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