student loan forgiveness

Against the Latest Student-Loan ‘Forgiveness’ Scheme

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal on May 16, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. The Martin Center opposes the Biden administration’s new loan-forgiveness rules for two basic reasons: They are outside of the Department of Education’s authority, and they will have adverse consequences. Legal Authority Economists […]

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The State of Student Loan Forgiveness: May 2024

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Cato Institute on May 1, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. Note: This post updates last month’s post. The biggest changes from last month include: The newest plan relying on regulatory changes under the Higher Education Act has been released and is summarized. A new court case against the SAVE plan […]

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Biden’s Newest Folly on Student Loan Forgiveness

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Cato Institute on April 24, 2024 and is crossposted here with permission. Immediately after the Supreme Court overturned his last big student loan forgiveness plan, President Biden announced a new effort that would rely on a different law, an effort that is now nearing completion. The administration has released the draft regulations that would […]

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The Worst Federal Higher Ed Policy Initiative Ever

For years, I have been writing about the deficiencies of the federal student loan programs, but I thought diminishing returns were setting into my harangues—everything important had been said. But don’t underestimate the deleterious effects of disregarding the rule of law, the crassness of political ambitions, and the manifest stupidity of some of President Biden’s […]

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The Consequences of Forgiving $1.5 Trillion in Student Loans

Senator and Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D, MA) recently proposed a policy to cancel student loan debt. She wants to cancel up to $50,000 of debt for borrowers with annual household incomes under $250,00, including full cancellation for households with incomes under $100,000. It would be financed with an “Ultra-Millionaire Tax” – a massive redistribution […]

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