WASHINGTON — A Democratic coalition of nearly two dozen lawmakers is urging the Department of Education to change its rules to better protect students from unfair banking practices at colleges.

The lawmakers, led by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., sent a letter Wednesday to the Department of Education responding to proposed changes to the agency's Title IV cash management rules, which dictate the distribution of federal student aid. An agency rulemaking panel released proposed changes to the rules last month.

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