Need To Claim Student Debt Relief? Here's What We Know : The NPR Politics Podcast The federal government will forgive federal student loan debt – up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for others who qualify. We discuss what that means for borrowers, for the economy and how lawmakers are reacting to the president's announcement.

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Need To Claim Student Debt Relief? Here's What We Know

Need To Claim Student Debt Relief? Here's What We Know

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An activist holds a cancel student debt sign as they gather to rally in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2022. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An activist holds a cancel student debt sign as they gather to rally in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2022.

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The federal government will forgive federal student loan debt – up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients, and up to $10,000 for others who qualify. We discuss what that means for borrowers, for the economy and how lawmakers are reacting to the president's announcement.

Learn more about upcoming live shows of The NPR Politics Podcast at nprpresents.org.

Support the show and unlock sponsor-free listening with a subscription to The NPR Politics Podcast Plus. Learn more at plus.npr.org/politics

Connect:
Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org
Join the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.
Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.