Higher ed expert proposes new way for Biden to cancel student debt without Congress

Federal student loans could be forgiven through regulatory changes established by the executive branch.
By: | March 24, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are among those calling on President Joe Biden to bypass Congress and forgive student debt through executive order.

“You just need the flick of a pen,” Schumer has often been quoted saying on the matter.

Yet there might be another way the White House can cancel student debt without passing legislation, according to a recent analysis by higher-education expert Mark Kantrowitz.

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