Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is In Peril 

Biden Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Is In Peril : Key Takeaways After Court Rules It’s Illegal

A federal district court judge in Texas has struck down President Biden’s unprecedented student loan forgiveness initiative,

Dealing a major blow to his plan to provide relief for millions of borrowers.

Biden’s program would allow up to 40 million borrowers to receive $10,000 or more in student loan forgiveness. 

if their earnings fell within the program’s income guidelines in either 2020 or 2021.

But no borrower has received loan forgiveness under the initiative due to ongoing legal challenges.

The decision by the U.S. District Court judge in Fort Worth, Texas is different than every other court ruling on Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan so far.

Those earlier decisions have turned on whether the party that filed the lawsuit has standing to sue in the first place.

To have standing, a party must demonstrate a concrete injury sufficiently tied to the challenged program.

in the latest decision, Judge Mark T. Pittman — a Trump appointee — struck down the program on the merits.

Biden Administration Will Appeal the Student Loan Forgiveness Decision

The Biden administration condemned the court’s ruling and vowed to appeal.

"We are disappointed in the decision of the Texas court to block loan relief moving forward,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in a statement.