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Education Secretary Betsy Devos Wants To Spin Off Federal Student Aid Office Into New Agency

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday the Federal Student Aid office — an arm of the Education Department she called an “untamed beast” in “distress” — should operate as a stand-alone entity.

The proposal follows a series of missteps involving the office that intensified scrutiny of DeVos’s leadership, including the release of $11 million in loans to unaccredited for-profit colleges and the violation of a court order to halt collections on former Corinthian Colleges students.