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Biden Administration Proposes New Targeted Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

Posted on February 21, 2024
Writer: James Miller

On Thursday, the Biden administration unveiled a significant update on a new student loan forgiveness plan aimed at helping borrowers experiencing financial difficulties. This disclosure comes ahead of planned public hearings, signaling a move towards addressing the persistent issue of student debt.

This plan, developed under the Higher Education Act, aims to create a more targeted approach to student loan forgiveness following the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down a previous debt relief proposal. The new approach targets specific borrower groups with a clear intent to withstand legal scrutiny, focusing on those with prolonged debt or who have been adversely affected by their educational institutions.

The administration’s proposal introduces a nuanced framework for hardship-based forgiveness, emphasizing criteria like income levels, debt burdens, and the impact of educational institutions on borrowers’ financial well-being. As public hearings and rulemaking sessions approach, students across the country await the potential for significant policy shifts that could alleviate the burden for millions.

Read the full article on Forbes.

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