Illinois leads nation in applications for student debt relief

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case that could impact more than 1.5 million people in Illinois with student debt. At issue is the legal standing of President Joe Biden’s loan forgiveness program, which would cancel up to $20,000 in debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year.

Before the program got held up in court in November, Illinois residents applied in droves.

According to newly released data from the federal education department, the three congressional districts with the highest response rates in the nation were in Illinois.

Read more on the Chicago Sun-Times.


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