President Biden has announced a new student loan relief program. According to the White House, the new program will "provide targeted debt relief to address the financial harms of the pandemic, fulfilling the President's campaign commitment. The Department of Education will provide up to $20,000 in debt cancellation to Pell Grant recipients with loans held by the Department of Education, and up to $10,000 in debt cancellation to non-Pell Grant recipients. Borrowers are eligible for this relief if their individual income is less than $125,000 ($250,000 for married couples)."
Planning for college for yourself or a child? If you can't pay cash for your education, part of your planning process will be finding loans, but there's more than one kind of student lender. You'll have to look at federal student loans provided by the government and at private student loans from banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Each has its own loan eligibility criteria and its own application process.
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