The Borrower Defense to Repayment Program offers a path to loan forgiveness for students who borrowed federal student loans from a school that engaged in fraudulent or illegal activity.
The Education Department launched this program under the Obama Administration following the closure of Corinthian Colleges.
Initially, over 72 thousand borrowers were slated to get their federal student loan debt forgiven under this program. But the Trump Administration, specifically former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, blocked efforts to give those students a fresh start at student loan relief.
Since taking office, the Biden Administration has worked to change that.
You can submit a Borrower’s Defense Application at the Federal Student Aid website, studentaid.gov.