On Sunday, White House’s Jen Psaki speculated that holders of federal student loans might be required to begin making payments throughout the remainder of the Biden presidency.
On Fox News Sunday, Psaki said that she expected that maybe they will, and that they would continue to analyze every month, where things stood, considering the Covid situation, but also economic indicators and where they needed to continue to assist give the Americans some breathing space.
The Administration Unveiled A New Extension On The Student Loans
Last Thursday, the Biden government officially announced a fourth extension of the monthly student loan payments and interest, extending the new deadline to August 31. The White House has also declared its intention to erase the defaulted student loans who failed to pay their payments prior to the outbreak.
President Joe Biden’s most recent extension fell short of the demands of a number of Democrats who wanted the government to extend the epidemic relief for borrowers until at least the end of the year, ideally beyond the upcoming midterm elections in November. There is mounting momentum for Biden to use his executive power to wipe off all student debt, which now stands at an average of $10,000 per borrower, regardless of when they took out their loans.
The White House has frequently suggested this to Congress, saying that Vice President Biden has promised to sign any legislation that makes it to his desk.