Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted CCST’s motion for an injunction blocking the Biden administration from implementing its borrower defense to repayment and closed school discharge regulations.
“We are pleased that the Fifth Circuit has ruled in favor of delaying the onset of the borrower defense to repayment and closed school discharge regulations. The facts presented by Career Colleges & Schools of Texas (CCST) are compelling. Imposing these two provisions would have been detrimental to career schools in Texas and across the country,” said CECU’s President and CEO Dr. Jason Altmire. “CCST’s legal case against the Department of Education’s unlawful BDR rule is strong and we are confident that when the case is brought forward the facts will show the new rule to be an agency overreach in violation of the Department’s authority, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the Constitution. Knowing that this rule has a strong chance to be struck down during the upcoming legal process, it is unjustifiable to allow its implementation while the court proceedings continue. We are pleased that today’s ruling upholds this view.”
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