Biden Admin Begins Approving Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Despite Ongoing Lawsuits

Nov 22, 2022 | Political News

The Biden administration is beginning to approve applications for student loan relief amid a legal battle over the forgiveness plan, according to an email obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Department of Education (DOE) is notifying applicants that they are eligible for student loan forgiveness and will be relieved of their student debt after “[prevailing] in court,” according to an email obtained by the DCNF. The emails come after the Department of Justice (DOJ) urged the U.S. Supreme court to overturn a lower court’s ruling which blocked the student loan forgiveness plan.

“We reviewed your application and determined that you are eligible for loan relief under the plan,” the email obtained by the DCNF read. “We have sent this approval to your loan servicer. You do not need to take any further action.”

Introduced in August, the DOE plans to forgive $10,000 worth of student loans for those making less than $125,000 per year. Under the plan, Pell Grant recipients can also be relieved of up to $20,000 worth of student debt.