Update on Student Loan Forgiveness

Earlier this month, the Biden Administration filed a legal brief with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the Student Debt Relief Program announced in August 2022. The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding two debt-relief lawsuits from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Eighth Circuit on February 28. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued in a statement regarding the legal brief, “The Biden-Harris Administration remains committed to fighting to deliver essential student debt relief to tens of millions of Americans. As part of this commitment, today the Departments of Education and Justice filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court explaining our legal authority under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act to carry out our program of one-time, targeted debt relief.”