student-loan-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 […]

Wolf admin. exempts student loan relief from state taxes

BY: - December 17, 2021

The change is likely to benefit thousands of teachers, social workers, military members, and healthcare workers across the state.

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Pell yes, we should boost grant money for college students. Here’s why | John A. Tures

BY: - November 30, 2021

Doubling Pell Grants would be better for the economy and for students than 'free college.'

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Student loan debt is crushing Americans: 4 essential reads | Analysis

BY: - September 12, 2021

What practical effect will debt relief have, not only on individual borrowers but society and the economy as a whole?

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How the COVID economy is crushing Pa.’s student borrowers | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 5, 2020

Already struggling to pay the bills, Pennsylvanians are buckling under the weight of student loan debt, a new survey concludes.

U.S. Senate votes to ax DeVos student loan policy

BY: - March 11, 2020

Pennsylvania's two senators, Democrat Bob Casey, and Republican Pat Toomey, split on the vote. The House has approved its own version.

It’s AG Josh Shapiro’s job to defend state agencies in court. Here’s why PHEAA is an exception

BY: - February 7, 2020

Pennsylvania’s top lawyer can’t represent the state agency without compromising his duty to taxpayers. 

With their contract extended, PHEAA officials suggest improvements to controversial federal student loan program

BY: - January 16, 2020

PHEAA, signed the contract extension shortly before Christmas, following a month of negotiations with officials from the U.S. Department of Education, CEO James Steeley told the board Thursday.

Pa’s Fitzpatrick’s votes with Dems to torpedo DeVos student loan rule

BY: and - January 16, 2020

Republicans said the bill, which faces a White House veto, was another Democratic attempt to undermine President Donald Trump during impeachment.

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Private higher ed. is a good investment for students, taxpayers alike | Opinion

BY: - November 19, 2019

Taxpayers invest in higher education to prepare for a more prosperous and successful society. It's a worhy investment.