Student debt relief presented to U.S. Supreme Court

Writer: Paul Dolan
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Students protesting in favor of President Joe Biden forgiving student loan debt. Credit: CBS

On Tuesday, the Biden-Harris Administration built a powerful case for student debt relief before the U.S. Supreme Court.

According to the United States Department of Education, the program will provide much-needed help to more than 40,000,000 people that took out student loans and are at the most risk of delinquency or default when the pause ends on payments.

The administration is “confident in our legal authority to adopt this plan,” the Department of Education message says.

The pause on payments is still in effect while everyone waits to see the Supreme Court’s decision. “Payments will resume 60 days after the Supreme Court announces its decision. If it has not made a decision or resolved the litigation by June 30, payments will resume 60 days after that.

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