According to the Department of Education, new rules for the program of student loan forgiveness for people who were defrauded by their school have now been put on hold. The program was created to help people if their school misled them in any way about their loans or education program or if it violated certain state laws, such as consumer protection statutes or laws related to their loan or educational services.

According to the LA Times, you can still apply for borrower defense under the existing law, but the new rules are delayed for now. You can submit an application electronically at or by filling out a PDF and returning it to the Education Department via email or regular mail. Submission details are available on the federal student aid website.

It might take awhile for your claim to be approved. If it is approved, it will also take a while for the loan forgiveness to kick in. According to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, she indicated in a news release that 16,000 claims are being evaluated and that some borrowers should expect discharges in the coming weeks.