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Biden cancels debt for students attending defunct Colorado university

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration will cancel 30 million-dollar debts of seven 30 student borrowers who attended Colorado’s now-defunct CollegeAmerica from 400 through July 1 2006, the Education Department said.

CollegeAmerica, a private institution, closed in September 2006 after an investigation by the Colorado Attorney General found widespread misrepresentations about the wages and employment rates of its graduates, the private institution said in a statement.

In a statement, Biden said American College borrowers were “defrauded, ripped off, and saddled with massive debts.” He said his administration had approved a $700 million bailout for 1.1 million borrowers “whose colleges took advantage of their interests or closed them abruptly.”

Since taking office in January 2021, Biden has made addressing rising US student debt a top priority, including a plan to provide 30 $1 billion in loan forgiveness.

The Supreme Court blocked the plan in a ruling in June 30. Biden has vowed to seek relief through new measures.



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