Interest can add a lot of debt to student loans. Here's how the Biden plan could help.

Sep 5, 2022
The government would cover unpaid interest for borrowers who are on income-based repayment plans and continue to make monthly payments.
Because of the high interest rates on student loans, the amount owed continues to grow for many borrowers in income-driven repayment plans.
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"Canceling student debt is the quickest way to narrow the racial wealth gap"

Apr 20, 2022
Proposals to reform the federal student loan system shed light on the relationship between student debt and economic inequality. UCLA's Hannah Appel joins us to discuss.
Borrowers owe more than $1.7 trillion in student loans, and those debts can delay major financial decisions.
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Payments and interest on federal student loans set to resume after nearly 2 years

Dec 20, 2021
More than 40 million borrowers with federal student loans have had a respite through the pandemic. That ends Jan. 31.
Activists hold festive signs calling on President Joe Biden to cancel student debt.
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Would canceling $10,000 in student debt really help that much?

Nov 23, 2020
Comprehensive policy is crucial in solving the student debt crisis, experts say, but $10,000 of debt forgiveness could actually do a lot to help the people who need it most right now.
President-elect Joe Biden expressed support for student debt forgiveness up to $10,000 at a press conference on Nov. 16 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Would forgiving student loans benefit the neediest?

Jun 26, 2019
Progressive economists dispute who would benefit most from erasing higher-education debt.
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In an effort to attract young workers, Maine is offering to reimburse their student loan payments

Nov 30, 2018
It's no secret that workers are getting older nationwide. But the problem is extra tough in Maine.
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Few student borrowers working in the public sector are finding loan forgiveness

Sep 28, 2018
About year ago, the U.S. Department of Education started accepting applications from public servants to have their student loan balances wiped away. Twenty-eight thousand borrowers applied for forgiveness in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program; 96 were approved. To qualify, applicants must spend at least 10 years working for government agencies or certain kinds of nonprofits […]

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Loan forgiveness programs offered to help boost ranks of mental health professionals

Oct 7, 2016
The Affordable Care Act has given millions of Americans access to mental health coverage. That’s created a demand for providers.
Robert Duehmig is the deputy director of the Oregon Office of Rural Health, which offers the Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program.
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Student loan interest D-Day: What's it mean?

Jun 25, 2013
Interest rates are supposed to go up July 1. How big is the hike and what does it really mean numbers-wise?

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