Biden unveils $7.7 billion student loan forgiveness

President Joe Biden announces $7.7 billion⁣ in student loan forgiveness, benefiting those with⁤ an average debt of⁢ $35,000. The‌ administration is canceling debt for 160,000 individuals,‍ totaling ⁢4.75 million relieved Americans. The ⁤relief targets borrowers under the Department of Education’s initiative, as Biden’s commitment to⁤ easing student debt continues. President‍ Joe Biden has unveiled a $7.7 billion student loan forgiveness⁣ program, providing relief to individuals with an average debt of $35,000. The ⁢administration’s initiative will cancel the​ debts of 160,000 borrowers, adding up to ⁣4.75 million Americans benefiting ⁣from the relief efforts.‌ This relief specifically targets borrowers enrolled in ‍the Department of Education’s program, demonstrating⁣ Biden’s ongoing dedication to alleviating student debt.

President Joe Biden has announced another $7.7 billion in student loans will not need to be repaid, with those who stand to benefit having an average of $35,000 in debt written off.

“Today, my administration is canceling student debt for 160,000 more people, bringing the total number of Americans who have benefitted from our debt relief actions to 4.75 million,” Biden said in a prepared statement.

The president said the new round is for loanees enrolled in the Department of Education’s new SAVE Plan, public service workers such as teachers, nurses, and police officers, or people who had loans canceled due to what the administration describes as “fixes” to existing income-driven repayment plans.

It’s part of a labyrinth of various moves Biden has made toward canceling student loans before the 2024 election. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates the combined total cost to taxpayers could reach $1.4 trillion, with GOP-led states launching lawsuits claiming the president has no legal authority to spend money without Congress.

But Biden sees the moves as a win for younger voters who attended college, who represent a major constituency in his reelection bid. He says canceling student loans will allow them to buy a home, start a business, or raise a family.


“Last month, I laid out my administration’s new plans that would cancel student debt for more than 30 million Americans when combined with everything we’ve done so far,” he said.

“From day one of my administration, I promised to fight to ensure higher education is a ticket to the middle class, not a barrier to opportunity,” Biden continued. “I will never stop working to cancel student debt — no matter how many times Republican elected officials try to stop us.”

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One Comment

  1. Hey Joe, while you’re at it, why don’t you cancel all the car loans and home mortgages while you’re at it. Throw in a side of credit card forgiveness while you’re at it.

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