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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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July 23, 2021
Advocates and lawmakers say allowing student loan payments to resume Oct. 1 could lead to “disaster.”
July 22, 2021
It’s not unusual for senators to hold up the confirmation of presidential nominees -- but it is unusual when the holdup comes from a member of the president’s own party.
July 20, 2021
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, will temporarily serve as a special adviser in the U.S. Department of Education. The move was applauded by higher education leaders.
July 16, 2021
While the Office for Civil Rights’ notice of interpretation likely won’t bring monumental changes, institutions will still need to consider how their campuses could be more equitable for LGBTQ+ students.
July 14, 2021
Catherine Lhamon fielded questions about her views on Title IX regulations and her past use of informal guidance, as she hopes to once again be confirmed as assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education.
July 12, 2021
Borrower-defense claims are receiving new treatment under the Biden administration as the department looks to process applications more quickly.
July 6, 2021
A report by the National Student Legal Defense Network highlights how the Department of Education seeks to collect debt from student borrowers while appearing to not put the same energy into collecting debt from hundreds of institutions.
July 1, 2021
Using a loan designed specifically for historically Black colleges and universities, Bethune-Cookman was able to refinance a dorm that would have cost the university $306 million.
June 22, 2021
Commenters at the public hearing addressed topics related to federal student aid, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness, widespread debt cancellation and the responsibility of for-profit institutions.
June 8, 2021
On the first of five days of comment hearings, speakers advocated for and against changes to the Title IX regulations made by former secretary of education Betsy DeVos.

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