The proposal, which aims to replace a set of Obama-era rules that were never implemented, draws praise from the for-profit college industry but sharp criticism from advocacy groups that represent student borrowers.
The policy shift would give schools and universities the federal government's blessing to take a race-neutral approach to the students they consider for admission.
The Education Department says payments to those defrauded by for-profit colleges may be cut by 60 percent under a plan to provide only partial forgiveness on some claims.
The groups cite a negative effect on sexual assault survivors since DeVos rescinded the Obama-era Title IX guidance.
The changes would grant more power to schools in complaints filed against them and would eliminate the appeals process.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (pictured) to cite ProPublica’s reporting and request more information on Taylor Hansen’s role. He quit that day.