Biden’s Stealth Change To Student Loan Forgiveness Scheme Could Cut Out Millions Of Borrowers | Eastern North Carolina Now | The Biden administration quietly changed the fine print of it student loan debt forgiveness plan Thursday, cutting hundreds of thousands of borrowers out of the sweeping program.

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    The Biden administration quietly changed the fine print of it student loan debt forgiveness plan Thursday, cutting hundreds of thousands of borrowers out of the sweeping program.

    The change to the Department of Education website, made without announcement amid legal challenges, leaves out Federal Family Education Loans, which included the once-popular Perkins loans. Those loans were issued by private banks but guaranteed by the government under a program that the Obama administration ended in 2010. The site previously advised those borrowers to consolidate the loans into the federal Direct Loan program in order to be eligible for up to $20,000 of relief.

    "As of Sept. 29, 2022, borrowers with federal student loans not held by ED cannot obtain one-time debt relief by consolidating those loans into Direct Loans," the site now advises, although it says borrowers who consolidated and applied before September 29 remain eligible for relief.

    More than 4 million borrowers still have commercially-held FFEL loans, but officials said only about 800,000 are expected to be affected. That's because many either are not eligible for relief under income guidelines or have other outstanding student loans that are eligible to be forgiven.

    The reversal follows legal challenges to the Biden administration's sweeping plan, which the Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost $400 billion.

    The Pacific Legal Foundation earlier this week sued, arguing that student-loan borrowers in states including Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Arkansas, and North Carolina, would be unfairly taxed to fund the program. The foundation argued that because those states do not tax loans forgiven under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and enrollees are automatically covered by the Biden administration's program which does tax the debt relief, recipients would be hit with an unjust tax.

    On Thursday, Six Republican attorneys general from Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, and South Carolina sued, arguing that the unilateral order to erase student loan debt is unconstitutional.

    NPR reported that the reversal could also be linked to concerns private banks who hold FFEL loans could also sue, claiming the plan would cost them business when borrowers consolidate their old loans into federal Direct Loans, the outlet reported.

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Are you in favor of the Joe Biden Executive Order, just weeks before the midterm elections, to shift the Higher Education debt, of up to $10,000.00 per individual, to the taxpayers of this Republic (estimated at 1/2 trillion)?
  Yes, it costs so much to go to college, and the right job is so hard to find in my focus of study.
  No, one's individual debt should be born by the beneficiary of that debt; certainly NOT by others that work to support their own families and pay their own debts, and their taxes.
  I am bereft of knowledge, so who cares?
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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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