Biden Set to Unveil Massive Student Loan Forgiveness: Report

by Bryan Babb

 

President Joe Biden is planning to forgive $10,000 of student loan debt per borrower, according to a Friday report from The Washington Post.

Biden intended to announce the new student debt forgiveness plan at the University of Delaware’s graduation ceremony Saturday but postponed the decision after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, unnamed sources familiar with the issue told The Washington Post. The newest debt forgiveness plan would apply to Americans who in the year prior made under $150,000 and to married Americans who made under $300,000 in joint filings.

The debt forgiveness plan is not final and still subject to change, according to The Washington Post.

President Joe Biden extended a moratorium on student debt payments during the COVID-19 pandemic in April through Aug. 31. If the new forgiveness plan is confirmed, it is uncertain whether the moratorium would be lifted or extended, The Washington Post reported.

Democrats in Congress have urged Biden to order the Department of Education to forgive millions of dollars worth of student debt, claiming the debt has a worse impact on working-class Americans and minority groups. However, the vast majority of student debt is held by upper-middle class and white Americans, studies have shown.

The White House did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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Bryan Babb is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “Joe Biden” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Background Photo “College Graduate Students” by Kit. CC BY 2.0.


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