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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lawmakers Ask Dept. Of Ed To Extend Student Loan Discharge For Charlotte Law School Students

Charlotte Logo (2016)Following up on my previous posts (links below): ABA Journal, Lawmakers Ask Dept. of Ed to Extend Student Loan Discharge for Charlotte School of Law Students:

The Department of Education has the authority to extend enrollment requirements for school loan discharges if there are “exceptional circumstances,” which is what should happen for students at the now-shuttered Charlotte School of Law, say a group of North Carolina U.S. Congress members.

The letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, dated Oct. 26, is signed by U.S. Reps. Alma Adams, G.K. Butterfield and David Price, the News & Observer reports. All are Democrats, and they ask that students enrolled at the school between December 2016 and August 2017 qualify for a closed school loan discharge. The department in an August Fact Sheet stated that the cutoff was April 12, 2017.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2017/11/lawmakers-ask-dept-of-ed-to-extend-student-loan-discharge-for-charlotte-school-of-law-students.html

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