AFR joined a letter urging appropriators to make bold new investments in the Pell Grant program.
AFREF joined a letter calling on President Biden to extend the payment pause on student loans.
AFREF joined a letter to the CFPB in response to their inquiry on employer-driven debt.
Letter to Regulators: Comment in Response to ED Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Prison Education Programs, 90/10 and Change of Ownership
AFREF joined a comment letter in response to the Education Department’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on prison education programs, 90/10 and change of ownership.
We are well into the Biden administration and approaching a pivotal time in his Presidency where all hope could be lost on an issue I care a lot about: student debt. We are facing the possible flipping of Congress, student borrowers are in constant flux–unaware of when their loan servicers will be unleashed on them in the midst of a broken repayment system… and I’m afraid. I, like the rest of us, am still waiting for a portion of federal student debt to be canceled, one of Biden’s biggest campaign priorities. And despite the chatter of this announcement being forthcoming, we’re still on standby.
Letters to the Administration: Letter Calling on President Biden to Extend the Student Loan Payment Pause
AFR joined a letter calling on President Biden to extend the payment pause on student loans until he cancels student debt.
AFR joined a letter to Congress in support of repealing taxation of Pell Grants.
This week the Department of Education announced that it will discharge all remaining federal student loans for borrowers who attended any campus owned or operated by Corinthian Colleges Inc. The relief will total $5.8 billion and cancel debt for 560,000 borrowers, without any additional action needed.
Letters to Regulators: Letter to Treasury to Halt Government Seizure of CTC, EITC and Social Security
AFR joined a letter to Treasury expressing concern that their practice of reducing or eliminating payments made in tax refunds to low-income families undermines the social safety net and threatens to push millions of children into poverty.
AFREF’s Consumer Policy Counsel Elyse Hicks testified at the Education Department’s negotiated rulemaking.