The day after the Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to put the student loan forgiveness plan on hold, it began notifying applicants that it had been approved.

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  • The Biden administration has begun notifying applicants who have been approved for student loan relief.

  • The notice came after the administration asked the Supreme Court to preserve the debt relief plan.

  • A lower court had previously stayed the program in effect.

A day after it asked the Supreme Court to put student loan forgiveness plans on hold, the Biden administration began notifying some applicants that they had been approved.

On Saturday, the Department of Education began sending emails to borrowers warning them of the approval of debt relief and also providing details about the lawsuits that are delaying implementation of the program.

In an email seen by an insider, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona wrote: action. “

Cardona added that the government does not believe the lawsuit is meritorious and that the Department of Justice has filed an appeal on behalf of the borrower. Forgive me the debt I owe,” Cardona wrote.

Department of Justice Friday appealed to the Supreme Court to allow Biden’s plan to move forward after a lower court blocked it from taking effect in October. Biden’s plan would waive up to $20,000 in student loans for federal borrowers.

of filing asked the Supreme Court to withdraw dominate The lawsuit was filed Monday by an appeals court that continued to suspend the debt relief program. claimed that it could suffer financial losses to

According to the Biden administration, 26 million people We applied for student loan relief, of which 16 million were approved. Student loan payments are set to resume in January after being suspended during the pandemic.

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