Luke Herrine

The Future of the Education Department’s Power to Cancel Student Loan Debt

The Department only seems to use its compromise power in a very narrow set of cases, but there are signs that the zeitgeist may be shifting.

The Dark Side of Departmental Discretion

New regulations governing student debt leave too much power concentrated with Education officials.

Even for Defrauded Students, Debt Relief is Rarely Granted

Reluctance by Education officials to exercise their debt cancellation powers unfairly punishes students.

Student Loans Should Not Fund the Department of Education

Federal officials should reorient themselves around students’ best interests instead of departmental budgets.

The Department of Education’s Power to Cancel Student Debt

Despite the breadth of the Department of Educations’s debt-cancellation powers, it has failed to employ its powers to their fullest extent.