Student Loan Forgiveness Portal Stops Accepting Applications After Texas Judge Blocks Program
“Courts have issued orders blocking our student debt relief program. As a result, at the moment we are not accepting applications. We seek to reverse those orders. If you’ve already applied, we’ll hold your application,” is the message greeting student borrowers who want to apply for President Biden’s popular federal student loan forgiveness program.
After 18 months of waiting for Biden to fulfill his campaign promise, Biden announced that his administration will move forward with up to $20,000 in student loan debt forgiveness for Americans.
But the program was quickly met with lawsuits from conservative groups, two whose plead stays were blocked by Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Despite that, two lower courts have now ordered the education department to move forward, the second by a judge in Texas that stalled to accept new applications.
“If you have already applied, we will keep your application. Please log in and check back here for updates. We will post information as soon as further updates are available,” reads the notice.