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Judge denies Republicans lawsuit to top student loan forgiveness plan

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Six Republican states tried to block the student loan forgiveness plan with a lawsuit, but a judge denied their efforts at stopping the plan.

judge denies republicans plans to stop student loan forgiveness plan

A judge in St. Louis dismissed the case on Thursday after the states tried halting the Biden Administration’s plan.

The case was denied by U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey. States that filed the lawsuit include Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, and South Carolina.

According to CNY Central, the judge dismissed the case because the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.

The states plan to appeal the decision and feel they do have standing to raise the legal challenges.

In addition to this lawsuit, the state of Wisconsin also tried to stop the student loan forgiveness plan.

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What is the student loan forgiveness plan that states are trying to file lawsuits against?

The plan created by President Joe Biden’s administration would forgive thousands of dollars of student loan debt. There are millions of students who would qualify for the forgiveness.

Students would receive $10,000 in forgiveness. If they had a Pell Grant, which goes toward low income families, they could see up to $20,000 forgiven.

Those with federal student loans for undergraduate or graduate school will qualify. In addition, Parent Plus loans can be forgiven as well.

To get the forgiveness, you must be under a certain income threshold for 2020 or 2021.

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