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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.

The agency, along with 17 state attorneys general, say that the company's strategies prevent rivals and sellers from lowering prices, degrade quality for shoppers, overcharge sellers, and more.

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