student-loan-debt

Millions of Pennsylvanians eligible for federal student loan relief, Wolf admin says

BY: - October 3, 2022

In Pennsylvania, where student loan debt ranks among the highest in the nation, 1,717,300 borrowers are eligible for debt relief, including 988,800 who are eligible for $20,000 in debt relief, and 731,000 who will have their federal loans completely forgiven, according to the U.S. Department of Education. 

In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis is no surprise | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2022

The total outstanding student debt in Pa. shot up from from $19B in 2003 to $76B today, according to new research.

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Rich white business owners, not Blacks who graduate college, are deadbeats | Michael Coard

BY: - August 31, 2022

Republicans, who received Paycheck Protection loan forgiveness screamed 'handout' Who are the deadbeats?

GOP hopeful Scheller slams Biden’s student debt plan. Her company had PPP loans wiped clean

BY: - August 30, 2022

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, supports the initiative, and has introduced her own student debt restructuring legislation.

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Biden forgives student debt, brings joy, provokes outrage | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - August 30, 2022

The average public university student borrows $32,880 to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Students at private, non-profit institutions borrow $35,983, and private, for-profit students borrow $42,551.

Biden to wipe out $10K in student loan debt for many borrowers

BY: - August 24, 2022

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a Harvard educated former Wall Street banker, called the loan scheme a "grossly unfair taxpayer-subsidized handout to the wealthy."

Democrats in Congress, including Pa., press Biden to extend pause on student loans

BY: - July 29, 2022

The Federal Reserve estimates that the total U.S. student loan debt is more than $1.75 trillion.

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These are the demographics of student loan debt in Pa. and beyond | The Numbers Racket

BY: - June 20, 2022

This week we’re continuing our look at student loan debt, using demographic data from the Education Data Initiative, a research organization studying the American education system. 

A look at student loan debt in the U.S. | The Numbers Racket

BY: - June 13, 2022

Nationally, 43 percent of college attendees report that they incurred some type of educational debt. Similarly, 65 percent of college students graduate with student debt. 

Biden extends pause on federal student loan repayments to Aug. 31; Dems keep up push for debt cancellation

BY: - April 6, 2022

Officials said they're "committed to ensuring that student loan borrowers have a smooth transition back to repayment.”

Students defrauded by for-profit colleges to get millions in loan repayments

BY: - February 17, 2022

The impacted institutions include DeVry University, which has 40 locations in 18 states, including Pennsylvania

Biden extends student loan repayment pause three more months

BY: - December 22, 2021

President Joe Biden will continue a pandemic-spurred pause on student loan repayments until May 1, he said Wednesday. Loan repayments were set to restart Jan. 31, following months of the U.S. Education Department not requiring payments during the pandemic. Biden told the department to extend the moratorium initially placed by President Donald Trump’s administration. It […]