The Biden administration on Tuesday introduced it’s going to lengthen the freeze on federal pupil
mortgage funds to June 2023. That is the eighth extension since March 2020.
Secretary Miguel Cardano tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the U.S. Division of
Schooling is extending the scholar mortgage cost pause till there’s a decision within the
lawsuits towards the administration’s pupil mortgage reduction plan, which may grant as much as
$20,000 in forgiveness to thousands and thousands of debtors.
“I’m assured that our pupil debt reduction plan is authorized. Nevertheless it’s on maintain as a result of Republican
officers need to block it,” President Biden stated in a press release. The pause was initially set to
expire on Dec. 31, after Biden prolonged it in August across the identical time he introduced the
pupil mortgage forgiveness program. On the time, the White Home known as that extension “one remaining
time.” However the administration had additionally meant for its pupil mortgage forgiveness program to
start canceling as much as $20,000 in debt for low- and middle-income debtors earlier than January.
This system has but to be carried out because it faces a number of authorized challenges.