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Miguel Cardona: College student Dreamers eligible for emergency grants

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is announcing Tuesday that “Dreamers” are eligible for emergency grants for college students in COVID-19 relief bills, reversing the Trump administration policy that enforced the federal ban on giving most taxpayer benefits to immigrants who are in the country illegally.

“The pandemic didn’t discriminate against students,” Mr. Cardona told reporters in a conference-call briefing about the new policy.

Pressed by reporters about the legality of his decision, Mr. Cardona said he considers all students to be eligible, including those who are noncitizens.

Similar to previous coronavirus relief packages passed by Congress last year, the $1.9 trillion

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Education Dept. Restores Disability Student Loan Debt Relief For Some Borrowers : NPR

Drew Lehman of Lansdale, Pa., became unable to work after a traumatic car accident. He is currently navigating the confusing, bureaucratic process of getting his federal student loans discharged.

/Natalie Piserchio for NPR


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Drew Lehman of Lansdale, Pa., became unable to work after a traumatic car accident. He is currently navigating the confusing, bureaucratic process of getting his federal student loans discharged.

/Natalie Piserchio for NPR

The U.S. Department of Education says it will erase the federal student loan debts of tens of thousands of borrowers who can no longer work because

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Education Department Extends Student Loan Relief | Education News

The Education Department announced Tuesday a new round of student loan relief for approximately 1 million borrowers, continuing a week-long chain of announcements aimed at relieving financial burden for borrowers who defaulted on student loans during the coronavirus pandemic.

“At a time when many student loan borrowers have faced economic uncertainty, we’re ensuring that relief already provided to borrowers of loans held by the Department is available to more borrowers who need the same help so they can focus on meeting their basic needs,” Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement. “Our goal is to enable these borrowers who

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Does Biden’s $1 billion in canceled student loans set the stage for mass debt forgiveness?

Around 72,000 borrowers caught a break last week: The U.S. Department of Education announced it will forgive student loan debt for students who attended colleges that used deceptive or predatory practices. That wipes out around $1 billion in debt held by borrowers who attended now defunct for-profit colleges like [hotlink]ITT[/hotlink] Technical Institute and Corinthian Colleges.

During the final years of the Barack Obama presidency, the Department of Education tried to wipe out that debt, however, the Donald Trump administration limited the scope of the forgiveness. The decision announced last week is a reversal back to the Obama-era policy of granting

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Colleges Can Use Stimulus Funds To Cancel Some Student Debt

The U.S. Department of Education released new policy guidance today that will allow colleges and universities to use stimulus funds for a variety of student needs, including cancelling student debt in certain cases.

The Department’s expanded guidance allows educational institutions to use stimulus funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grant program to support college students in

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