Student loan forgiveness has arrived for 70,000 borrowers working public service jobs
The overhaul of a controversial loan forgiveness program was projected to erase the debt of 22,000 student loan borrowers in the effort's first weeks. Three months in, more than triple that figure have had their debts wiped out.
The U.S. Department of Education released the Public Service Forgiveness Loan figures Thursday, a year into President Joe Biden's term as president.
The loan forgiveness initiative, which was rolled out in 2007, was designed to entice people to work as teachers, police officers, firefighters or in other public jobs. After 10 years working in those jobs and making payments, their college debt...