Coalition Urges Unveiling of Debt Relief Guidelines

The AAUP has joined 227 organizations signing onto a letter urging the US Department of Education to release its hardship proposal on student debt relief in order to ease the financial burdens faced by student borrows and their families. The Department of Education's Notice of Proposed Rulemarking would provide student debt relief to student loan borrowers experiencing hardship and provide an outline for the Biden administration to continue its mission of student debt relief nationwide. 

The letter comes in the wake of the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down large swaths of student debt relief. The letter acknowledges the significant amount of debt relief already administered by the Biden administration, and is submitted to the department in hopes that the "package of rules is finalized and implemented as swiftly and efficiently as possible."

The full letter along with all signatories is available here.

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2024