Stories tagged: "student loan debt"

US President Joe Biden announces student loan relief with Education Secretary Miguel Cardona (R) on August 24, 2022 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. - Biden announced that most US university graduates still trying to pay off student loans will get $10,000 of relief to address a decades-old headache of massive educational debt across the country. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden Administration Makes It Easier to Discharge Student Loan Debt Through Bankruptcy

Prior to this move, student loan debt—unlike credit card bills, medical bills, and most other forms of debt—was not eligible to be automatically wiped away when a person filed for bankruptcy.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 25: Student loan borrowers stage a rally in front of The White House to celebrate President Biden cancelling student debt and to begin the fight to cancel any remaining debt on August 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for We the 45m)
Here’s Where the Biden Administration’s Student Loan Relief Plan Stands

In the past week, two separate courts controlled by conservative judges have ruled against the Biden administration’s plan to cancel tens of thousands of dollars in federal student loan debt for millions of borrowers, putting that relief in jeopardy. 

Joe Biden and Educ Secy Cardona
Instant Economic Stimulus Is Coming to Hundreds of Thousands in Wisconsin as Biden Lops Education Debts

Collectively, Wisconsinites owe $24.7 billion in student loans. Now, instead of going to the government, borrowers can put $10,000 to $20,000 into their local economy for home ownership, new vehicles, child care, and more.

Wisconsinites have roughly $24 billion in student loan debt. (Photo by Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images)
What It Means for Wisconsin: Trump vs. Biden on Student Loan Debt

The two candidates have wildly different approaches to how college students handle student loans.

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Evers Creates Group to Tackle $24 Billion in Student Loan Debt

Task force will look to reduce its drag on state and local economies

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the 2020 State of the State address Jan. 22, 2020 at the Capitol in Madison. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Evers Speech Puts Farmers First

'State of State' also includes a showdown over gerrymandering

Overlooking State Street, the west wing of the Capitol building contains the Assembly chamber where Gov. Evers will deliver Wednesday night's "State of the State" address. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
Evers’ State of the State To-Do List

Governor again chides GOP for legislators' short session