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Some student-loan borrowers might get debt cancellation now that a major forgiveness program is back

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program was paused in May as borrowers were transitioned away f…

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Student-loan borrowers can likely count on more debt cancellation if Kamala Harris wins the presidency

Kamala Harris has backed several key student-loan forgiveness efforts during her career.

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Biden's second attempt at broader student-loan forgiveness could now happen in October

The Education Department plans to finalize its next student-loan forgiveness plan in October. Borro…

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A major student-loan company is being sued over claims it mismanaged 8 million borrowers' accounts, blocking them from lower payments and debt relief

The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit against student-loan company MOHELA over claims…

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Student-loan borrowers are entering a new 'Wild West' where any form of debt relief is much less certain

The Supreme Court struck down the Chevron doctrine, inviting uncertainty over the fate of federal r…

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35,000 student-loan borrowers in public service are getting $1.2 billion in debt wiped out after fixes to a key relief program

The Education Department approved another batch of student-loan borrowers for debt relief through t…

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2 federal courts just blocked student-loan forgiveness and cheaper monthly payments under Biden's new repayment plan

Two separate rulings from federal judges in Kansas and Missouri halted student-debt cancellation an…

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A Gen Xer got $112,000 in student loans forgiven after paying off a 'worthless degree' for over a decade. Now she can enter retirement debt-free.

Sheila Reed, 57, graduated from a school the Education Department later found fraudulent. She was "…

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Trump calls Biden's student-loan-forgiveness efforts 'vile' and suggests voters shouldn't count on that relief if they elect Trump

During a campaign speech in Wisconsin, former President Donald Trump said Biden's student-debt-canc…

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Biden's Education Department is considering avenues to make 450,000 more workers eligible for a key student-debt cancellation program

The Education Department issued a request for information on expanding Public Service Loan Forgiven…

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Some student-loan borrowers have one week left to benefit from a temporary measure that'll bring them closer to debt cancellation

Student-loan borrowers on income-driven repayment plans and PSLF have until June 30 to consolidate …

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Some student-loan borrowers with private debt have a chance to get their balances wiped out — but they have to ask for it

Student-loan company Navient has a process for borrowers with private debt to apply for relief if t…

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A second Trump term would be 'chaos' for student loan borrowers

Trump has intensified his verbal attacks on student loan forgiveness and a recent Supreme Court rul…

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160,500 more student-loan borrowers are getting $7.7 billion in 'much needed' debt cancellation

The latest student-loan forgiveness announcement means that more than one out of every 10 federal b…

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8 million student-loan borrowers on Biden's new repayment plan don't have to make payments after a federal court blocked the program in full

A court blocked the SAVE student-loan repayment plan. All 8 million impacted borrowers will be plac…

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A key phase in Biden's new student-loan forgiveness plan has wrapped up, bringing borrowers one step closer to relief. But pushback is brewing.

The public comment period for Biden's new student-loan forgiveness plan is over, meaning implementa…

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Student-loan borrowers just got 2 extra months to benefit from a temporary debt relief reform

Student-loan borrowers now have until June 30 to consolidate their loans and get the one-time accou…

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