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Student Debt



Antitrust Suit Alleges 16 Elite Universities Colluded to Limit Financial Aid

The schools' conduct is "particularly egregious because it has narrowed a critical pathway to upward mobility that admission to their institutions represents," said the plaintiffs.

Julia Conley ·


Jayapal to Biden: 'Grab a Pen' and Cancel Student Debt for All

"Give the people want they want, need, and deserve," says chair of Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Julia Conley ·


Progressives Reignite Call for Biden to Cancel Student Debt: 'All. Of. It.'

"The only real way to bring permanent relief to those impacted is to #CancelStudentDebt."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Major Win for 45 Million Student Debtors': Biden Extends Loan Payment Freeze

"Next, President Biden should cancel student debt," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Jake Johnson ·


'We Can Do It Again': Citing Covid-19 Test Reversal, AOC Calls On Biden to #CancelStudentDebt

"We can change decisions and conditions," said the congresswoman from New York. "We just did with the idea of sending out millions of free at-home Covid tests—initially laughed at, yet now it's happening."

Brett Wilkins ·


As Pressure Mounts, Biden Considers Extending Pause of Student Loan Payments

"An extension would be a good, popular decision. You should do it," the Debt Collective said in response to the news. "Then cancel student debt."

Common Dreams staff ·


'Clock Is Ticking': Countdown for Tens of Millions as Child Tax Credit Set to End

Polls show high support for extension of both the poverty-ending child tax credit and the student loan payment pause.

Julia Conley ·


'I'm Dreading February 2022': Ocasio-Cortez Shares Student Loan Horror Stories From Constituents

"I think about how I am going to have to pay hundreds a month instead of using that money to help my family pay our bills and pursue the American Dream," said one constituent, a first-generation American.

Julia Conley ·


Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends

"These are policy choices," said one economic justice group. "We don't have to choose this. All of this is 100% unnecessary and avoidable."

Julia Conley ·


Senate Slammed for Passing 'Bloated' NDAA But Delaying Build Back Better Act

"Don't tell me we can't afford to fight poverty, cancel student debt, pass paid leave, and defeat the climate crisis," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal after senators approved the $786 billion military spending bill.

Brett Wilkins ·

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