Biden Flips Off Supreme Court In Paying $1.2B For New Student Loan Forgiveness

The Biden administration today moved to discharge $1.2 billion in student loans, affecting around 153,000 individuals.

The sweeping measure targets those enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan, provided they meet specific criteria, as detailed in a statement from the White House. Eligible borrowers must have initiated their loan repayments at least 10 years ago with an original loan cap of $12,000 or less.

Incremental forgiveness is also structured into the plan. For each additional $1,000 borrowed above the $12,000 threshold, borrowers will be granted forgiveness after one extra year of payments. By way of illustration, under these terms, a biotechnology associate degree holder from a community college, having accrued no more than $14,000 in federal loans, would qualify for complete loan cancellation after their 12-year repayment term.

Instructions and confirmation of the debt relief will reach qualified borrowers via email. Recipients can expect to find a personalized message from President Joe Biden expressing his hopes for the measure to lessen the financial strain experienced by many. In the correspondence, the President voices the anticipated positive outcomes reported by debt-burdened citizens – enhanced ability to support families, invest in first homes, initiate businesses, and ultimately activate long-deferred life plans.

This policy roll-out builds upon previous debt forgiveness actions, reinforcing the current administration’s commitment to alleviating student loan burdens and positioning education financing reform as a priority.