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Idaho economics professor concerned about consequences of loan forgiveness

August 26, 2022

August 24, 2022

These excerpts are from an article originally posted on Krem.com on August 24th, 2022. Read the original here.

IDAHO, USA — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced his plan to forgive up to $20,000 per borrower of federal student loans as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan.

Pell Grant recipients could see up to $20,000 of debt cancelled. Non-Pell Grant recipients can receive up to $10,000 of their loan cancelled, too.

To qualify, individual income must be less than $125,000 annually, or the household income must be less than $250,000, according to the Biden Administration.

The total student loan debt in the United States is nearly $1.75 trillion, according to numbers from Federal Reserve.

"It's obviously out of control. It's been a big discussion for a long time and doesn't show any signs of getting better," Boise State University doctoral student Brian Stelbotsky said.

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