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Supreme Court to consider whether Biden’s student loan forgiveness initiative is legal

President Biden’s plan would cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for borrowers. Lower courts have put the program on hold amid legal challenges. The Supreme Court will expedite review of the legality of the plan. The Department of Education will cancel up to $10,000 in federal student debt for borrowers. The issue comes before a court skeptical of the administration’s authority to impose pandemic-related relief. The Trump and Biden administrations invoked the law to suspend loan repayments during the pandemic.