- Six Democrats in Congress wrote a letter Monday to the Department of Education about debt relief for students attending schools that have committed fraud.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the letter asked Education Secretary Arne Duncan to inform eligible students of their debt relief options immediately.
- Lawmakers also asked for more information about department practices in this area, including how many requests for loan discharges they have received and how they advise students of their options, according to The Chronicle.
Earlier this year, a group of 15 Corinthian Colleges students banded together for a debt strike, refusing to pay student loans acquired while attending Corinthian-run campuses. That group has grown to exceed 100 students and garnered a national spotlight as Democrats have jumped in to defend the students. Corinthian closed the last of its remaining campuses this week, leaving thousands of students mid-degree. The for-profit college chain and others accused of committing fraud are the main targets for debt relief arguments, but several lawmakers have also introduced a resolution for debt-free college more generally.