Updated at 2:30 p.m. PT
For students across the nation, it seems that the never-ending wait is over. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt.
Loans will be forgiven in the amount of $10,000 for people who make under $125,000. Recipients of Pell Grants will have up to $20,000 forgiven. This will affect over 40 million borrowers in the United States.
The payment pause on federal student loans will also be extended through Dec. 31.
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Need to check the status of your eligibility for Pell Grant forgiveness? Go to the Federal Student Aid website.
Some believe that this is a step in the right direction and applaud the decision.
Others want more relief.