Biden extends student loan repayment freeze through August
(Worthy News) – President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the repayment freeze on federally held student loans would be extended through August.
The pause in payments affects over 36 million borrowers, who collectively hold over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt.
“If loan payments were to resume on schedule in May, analysis of recent data from the Federal Reserve suggests that millions of student loan borrowers would face significant economic hardship, and delinquencies and defaults could threaten Americans’ financial stability,” the president said in a statement. “Accordingly, to enable Americans to continue to get back on their feet after two of the hardest years this nation has ever faced, my Administration is extending the pause on federal student loan repayments through August 31st, 2022.” [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More…) ]