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Student loans

Feb 21, 2024

Federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers are being automatically canceled, Biden says

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration was automatically canceling federal student loans for nearly 153,000 borrowers, putting the spotlight on his debt cancellation efforts as he ramps up his reelection campaign.

Supreme Court
Apr 14, 2023

US Supreme Court won’t block $6B student debt relief settlement

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a roughly $6 billion legal settlement to go forward that will cancel student loans for hundreds of thousands of borrowers who say they were misled by their schools.

Supreme Court student loan
Feb 28, 2023

Supreme Court student loan hearing: What you need to know

The U.S. Supreme Court is meeting Tuesday to hear two cases challenging President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan.

Biden student loans
Nov 18, 2022

What to know if you’ve applied for student loan forgiveness

Here's what to know if you've applied for relief:

Oct 23, 2022

Court temporarily blocks Biden’s student loan forgiveness

A federal appeals court late Friday issued an administrative stay temporarily blocking President Joe Biden's plan to cancel billions of dollars in federal student loans, throwing the program into limbo just days after people began applying for loan forgiveness.

Oct 21, 2022

GOP-led states appealing dismissal of suit over loan relief

Attorneys for six Republican-led states are asking a federal appeals court to reconsider their effort to block the Biden administration's program to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars in student loan debt.

Oct 21, 2022

Justice Barrett rejects appeal over Biden student debt plan

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Thursday rejected an appeal from a Wisconsin taxpayers group seeking to stop the Biden administration's student debt cancellation program.

Oct 18, 2022

Here’s how you can apply for student loan forgiveness

President Joe Biden on Monday officially kicked off the application process for his student debt cancellation program, opening the door for millions of Americans to apply for up to $20,000 in forgiveness.

Oct 7, 2022

Judge dismisses Wisconsin lawsuit against loan forgiveness

A federal judge in Wisconsin has dismissed a lawsuit from a taxpayers group seeking to block President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness program, ruling that the group doesn't have standing to bring the lawsuit.

Jun 14, 2022

‘Set up for failure,’ student debt forgiveness not likely to lighten debt load

As the federal government contemplates $10,000 in student debt forgiveness, lawyers say it won't make much difference to their high loan balances.

Jan 4, 2018

Committee to consider student loan reimbursement bill

A legislative committee is set to take comments on a Republican bill that calls for reimbursing student loans for out-of-staters who move into rural areas in Wisconsin.

Oct 13, 2014

New lawyers need a good financial plan

Graduating from law school with significant student debt is nothing new for young attorneys. But according to the National Association of Law Placement, starting salaries in the legal profession have fallen 13 percent over the past six years.

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