9 Million Students Wrongly Told They Were Approved For Debt Relief

  • About 9 million Americans with student loans who had applied for the Biden administration’s student-debt relief program mistakenly received emails last month that said their applications had been approved.
  • The messages were part of updates the Department of Education issued in November to inform 16 million debt relief applicants that they had been approved to have up to $20,000 forgiven.
  • But an additional 9 million people received emails saying they had received loan forgiveness when they had not been approved for relief because the process was halted due to legal challenges, according to officials.
  • And others who hadn’t yet applied for the student loan relief program also received the email.
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