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Student loans forgiveness and cancellation demand

The Biden administration would require two legal memos. One for the student loan forgiveness and the second for the wide-scale student loan forgiveness.

Students loans Forgiveness

Four U.S. Congressman wants the student loan forgiveness plan to be canceled. The Biden Administration has been planning on rolling out a $1 billion student loan forgiveness plan. However, the President does not have unlimited authority to cancel out the student loan. 

According to the Education Act 1965, the President does not have unlimited authority. However, as per Senate Elizabeth Warren and Senate Chuck Schumer, the President of the United States has the authority to cancel out student loans up to $50,000. All the borrowers who earn less than $1,25,000 annually, would get free from paying their home loans. In total, 36 million borrowers would not pay their dues.

A Big Headache for Aspiring Americans – Student Loans

While talking about consumer borrowings, student loans are the second largest after home loans. Therefore, there are ways by which you can cancel out your student loan. One of the ways is by working for some designated organizations or working in a specific field in an underserved area. 

According to the Congressman, the Biden administration would require two legal memos. One for the student loan forgiveness and the second for the wide-scale student loan forgiveness. As understood, Congress has not yet provided the approval for the second appropriation. 

Not everyone will be eligible under the student loan forgiveness plan. This is owing to President Biden’s limited authority and only selected groups under the student loan cancellation policy can be targeted. Whereas, Congress as a whole has the power to approve the wide-scale student loan cancelation policy. The spokesperson stated that Congress has not approved of any wide-scale student loan cancelation yet. 

Having said that, the chances of a wide-scale student loan cancelation policy are too less. Therefore, borrowers can watch out for better alternatives such as Student Loan Refinancing, Income-Driven Repayment Options, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. 

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Harish Yadav

Finance and market analyst and chief writer on howtofinance. Passionate to read books and articles on marketing and accounting. Also edits other articles and publish them here.

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