Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Zornio: 3 key takeaways from President Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan

Last week President Biden announced a first-of-its-kind student debt forgiveness plan that quickly prompted debate, criticism and support along the way. Overall, the policy is a strong win, and the following considers three key takeaways of why, offering context for the scope of forgiveness, the fairness and proof that shifting public opinion can help sway […]

Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan promises “targeted relief.” Are you eligible?

In a long-awaited announcement, President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration will cancel $10,000 in student loan debt for borrowers who make less than $125,000 a year, or $250,000 for taxpayers who file jointly. In addition, Biden said many students from low-income backgrounds will receive an additional $10,000 in relief. The unprecedented maneuver by […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Colorado should take the lead on protections for private student loan borrowers

A long-overdue national conversation is playing out now about the student debt crisis. That attention is well-deserved. As a college education becomes increasingly necessary for young people to simply get an entry-level job, America’s debt-fueled approach to higher education has left tens of millions of people saddled with unaffordable student loans and has impacted students […]

Posted inEducation, News

Colorado federal student aid applications dip during the coronavirus pandemic

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado This story was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: Getting students to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid was a problem for Colorado before the pandemic. For those that work with students to get them […]