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The Department of Education, partly due to FTC action, will forgive nearly $37 million in federal loans for more than 1,200 students affected by the University of Phoenix's deceptive practices. To submit a claim, visit the department’s Borrower Defense Loan Discharge page.

Do you use credit reports to make eligibility decisions about consumers? Learn about the Fair Credit Reporting Act and how to responsibly use, report and dispose of information in those reports.

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