Millions enrolled in new student loan repayment program

BY: - September 6, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 4 million federal student loan borrowers are enrolled in the Biden administration’s new repayment program, according to figures released Tuesday by the Department of Education. Of that number, 170,200 borrowers are in Pennsylvania With the pause of more than three years on federal student loan repayments coming to an end in […]

The debt relief will come through fixes to mismanagement of the agency’s income-driven repayment plans. (Getty Images)

More than 800K student loan borrowers to have debt forgiven, White House announces

BY: - July 14, 2023

More than 43M Americans have student loan debt, and federal estimates show that debt totals more than $1.76T.

Vulnerable U.S. House Republicans who opposed student debt plan targeted in 2024

BY: - July 8, 2023

The White House lambasted the decision and announced what it called new actions to provide debt relief for student loan borrowers, including its Saving on a Valuable Education, or SAVE, plan, which the administration says will cut payments for low earners.

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

Here’s what’s next now that Biden’s student loan program has been canceled | Analysis

BY: - July 5, 2023

More than 43M Americans owe $1.64T in federal student loans, with an average balance of $46K.

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.

Pa.’s U.S. Rep. Smucker: Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is a ‘bailout’

BY: - May 17, 2023

U.S. House GOP lawmakers zeroed in on culture war issues as they grilled U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Biden administration warns U.S. House GOP debt limit bill would slash education

BY: - April 25, 2023

The White House said in a Tuesday statement that President Joe Biden would veto the proposal, calling it “a reckless attempt to extract extreme concessions as a condition for the United States simply paying the bills it has already incurred.” Biden has said debt limit legislation should not be tied to spending reductions.

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.

Pointing to ‘lived expertise,’ Pa. Rep. Lee speaks out on the need for student loan forgiveness

BY: - March 10, 2023

'[E]very decision I make is shaped by the obscene amount of student debt I carry," Lee, D-12th District, said this week.


New federal student loan repayment plan aimed at low-income borrowers

BY: - January 10, 2023

However, it's unclear how government will be able to finance the program.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Applying for Biden’s student loan relief? Pa. won’t tax you, Wolf says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - October 22, 2022

More than 1.7M Pa. borrowers are eligible for debt relief.

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.