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Education Dept. Officials Encouraged Lenders to Overcharge the Government

Source: Posted By: post_123 4637 days ago

For years, we have known that nonprofit student loan companies engaged in an illegal scheme to gain windfall profits at the government's and taxpayers' expense. But these lenders did not act alone. Higher Ed Watch has learned that they received assistance and encouragement from several officials at a key office within the Department of Education.

In January 2007, then-Education Secretary Margaret Spellings put a stop to what has become known as the 9.5 scandal, in which nonprofit lenders were....

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