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Biden administration scraps student debt

On Feb. 21, the Biden administration announced that they are canceling $1.2 billion in student loans, which covers around 153,000 students and borrowers.

This was following the administration’s launch of the Saving on a Valuable Education plan last summer, which is an income-driven repayment plan that strives to give borrowers “a little more breathing room,” as President Biden stated in an email.

To be eligible for the SAVE plan, borrowers must have taken out at least $12,000 for college and have been making loan payments for at least 10 years.

Last month, Biden stated that out of the 30 million Americans eligible for the SAVE plan, only 6.9 million are signed up.

The SAVE program is unlike other debt relief programs that have taken place under the Biden administration, which are typically only available to specific groups of borrowers, such as public-sector workers.

 

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Maya Sampath
Maya Sampath, News and Features Writer
In her second year as a Chatterbox staff member, Maya Sampath is thrilled to work as a News and Features Writer. She aspires to continue developing her writing and researching skills as well as interact with WHHS diverse student body.  Sampath also plays for the girls’ soccer team, is co-president of Model United Nations, and is Vice President of the Class of 2025 Student Council.  Sampath hopes to major in political science and possibly become a lawyer.  In her free time, Sampath enjoys baking and listening to artists such as Taylor Swift and Phoebe Bridgers.
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Marwa Khzir, Managing Editor of Online Content
In her third year as a Chatterbox staff member, junior Marwa Khzir is excited to work as the Managing Editor of Online Content for the Chatterbox. Marwa Khzir hopes to improve her writing while also publishing as many articles as she can for the Chatterbox. Khzir's previous journalism experience includes News Writing 1, News Writing 2 and B/W Photography. Khzir is also involved in various extracurricular activities such as a Student Ambassador, a member of StuCO 2025, and the Fundraising Head for YPC (Youth Philanthropy Council).   Khzir hopes to get into Law School and be a defense attorney in the future, helping wrongfully convicted prison members with getting freedom. Khzir enjoys playing soccer with her family and a favorite pastime for her is baking goods with her mom.
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