White House provides another $9 billion in student debt relief as pandemic pause ends

BY: - October 4, 2023

WASHINGTON — As federal student loan repayments restart, the Biden administration Wednesday announced an additional $9 billion in student loan forgiveness for 125,000 borrowers. “For years, millions of eligible borrowers were unable to access the student debt relief they qualified for, but that’s all changed thanks to President Biden and this Administration’s relentless efforts to […]

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.

U.S. Senate votes to block student loan relief, White House will veto

BY: - June 1, 2023

The 52-46 vote forced vulnerable Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2024 to take a public stance on loan forgiveness

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.

I’m an independent. Here’s what Republicans get wrong about the student debt crisis | Opinion

BY: - May 27, 2023

It is infuriating to see Republican leadership continually attempt to render the student debt crisis a partisan issue.

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FAFSA is an inaccessible journey to aid for low-income students | Opinion

BY: - May 1, 2023

An institutional change is necessary to facilitate the attendance of post-secondary education for low-income students.

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.

As Supreme Court considers student loan forgiveness, states may expand their programs

BY: - March 14, 2023

At least two dozen bills are moving through state legislatures this spring.

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More than 1.1M in Pa. applied for Biden’s student debt relief | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 30, 2023

The program is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which could overturn it.

Nearly $19M in student loan repayment awarded to Pa. substance use treatment, case management professionals

BY: - December 5, 2022

To be eligible for the grant, candidates who were selected were required to demonstrate a minimum of two prior years of experience in the SUD field as well as agree to a service commitment of two additional years.


About the laughable and offensive attacks on Biden’s student loan debt relief program | Opinion

BY: - September 21, 2022

Where's the rage over government handouts for the fossil fuel industry, or other deep-pocketed interests?

Pa. ranks among the highest for student loan debt. What to know about the federal forgiveness program

BY: - August 25, 2022

President Joe Biden is offering some relief to federal student loan borrowers, an announcement that could significantly impact Pennsylvanians, who have some of the highest debt nationwide.

State officials launch $10M program to help substance use disorder treatment professionals repay their student loans

BY: - May 3, 2022

The Substance Use Disorder Loan Repayment Program, which is being administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, is accepting applications from treatment professionals as well as case management professionals with outstanding student loan debt. 

Finding new money for higher ed is hard, but without a bump, there could be ‘hell to pay’

BY: - March 4, 2020

The confrontation came during back-to-back budget hearings Tuesday for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as well as the four partially-public universities, including Penn State University. 

Mayor Kenney calls for tuition-free community college in Philly, but details remain vague

BY: - January 20, 2020

There's support for the proposal, but school officials say they're waiting for more details from the city's Democratic mayor.