Biden admin announces $7.7B student debt handout for 160K borrowers

The Biden administration on Wednesday morning announced another massive round of student debt handouts with $7.7 billion going toward clearing debt for more than 160,000 borrowers. 

Three categories of borrowers are covered in the latest handout: people receiving Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), people signed up for President Biden's Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan who are also eligible for its shortened time-to-forgiveness benefit and people receiving forgiveness on income-driven repayment (IDR) as a result of fixes made by the administration.

It includes $5.2 billion for 66,900 borrowers through fixes to PSLF, $613 million for 54,300 borrowers through the SAVE Plan that will go to borrowers enrolled in the SAVE Plan who had smaller loans for their postsecondary studies and $1.9 billion for 39,200 borrowers through administrative adjustments to IDR payment counts, the Department of Education (DOE) said in a press release.

President Joe Biden by The White House is licensed under flickr U.S. Government Works
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