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.

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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