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A dark-skinned demonstrator holds up a sign that says "President Biden: thank you for canceling student debt."
Sep 30, 2022
In another development, six states sue the Biden administration over the loan-forgiveness plan.

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October 27, 2021
The Department of Education begins the process of writing new regulations limiting what for-profit institutions can count as nonfederal sources of revenue with two public hearings this week.
October 14, 2021
In addition to clearing $400,000 in loan debt for the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, the Department of Education agreed to several reforms, adding to last week’s announced overhaul of the program.
October 11, 2021
The meeting between negotiators to discuss regulatory changes to student aid programs differed from past negotiated rule-making sessions.
October 7, 2021
Most of the reforms are temporary, but they’ll still help hundreds of thousands of borrowers chart a renewed path toward loan forgiveness.
October 1, 2021
While Democrats agreed with the Biden administration’s proposed approach to closed-college loan discharge reform during a hearing, Republicans were interested in pursuing other solutions.
August 20, 2021
The automated process will allow student borrowers with a disability to receive the loan discharges they’re eligible for without having to file additional paperwork.
August 19, 2021
Petition demands the Department of Education take action by Oct. 1 to undo the Trump administration’s Title IX regulations, given that most sexual assaults occur at the beginning of the academic year.
August 16, 2021
The Department of Education has been listening to suggestions from Senators Schumer and Warren on how it can address student debt in the future. And the Senate appears ready -- after its recess -- to confirm James Kvaal.
August 9, 2021
While the announcement was generally met with praise, it was accompanied by continued calls for the Biden administration to do more to address the student debt crisis.
August 2, 2021
Education Department expansion will allow more people to participate in prison education programs while the department prepares for across-the-board Pell Grant access for incarcerated students.

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