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WH Tells Borrowers to Keep Applying for Student Loan Relief After Judge Issues Temporary Stay

HeadlineOct 24, 2022

Here in the United States, the White House is urging student loan borrowers to keep submitting applications for up to $20,000 in federal debt relief, after an appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Biden’s student loan relief plan. The move comes in response to a challenge by six Republican-led states that argued Biden overstepped his authority when he launched the initiative. Just hours before the court stayed the plan on Friday, Biden touted its success while speaking at Delaware State University.

President Joe Biden: “Now, in less than a week, just close to 22 million people have already given us the information to consider this life-changing relief. … And in total, more than 40 million Americans stand to benefit from this relief.”

Meanwhile, some 700,000 borrowers were left out of the student debt relief plan because their loans are overseen by private lenders and not the U.S. Department of Education. They’re urging the Biden administration to include them in the plan.

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