Since President Trump took office, thousands of people who attended demonstrably shady for-profit colleges have applied to have their student loans discharged.
But as of this month, the Trump administration has not approved any of the recent claims, known as borrower defense to repayment applications, including 2,605 claims filed by borrowers from California. So thousands of former students are left in limbo.
The revelation comes via James Manning, acting under secretary in the U.S. Education Department, who was replying to a series of questions from Senator Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat who this week published Mannings early July response.
In total, more than 65,000 claims are pending review, decision, adjudication, according to …