Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Will Cost $400 Billion, CBO Finds

Posted on AllSides September 26th, 2022
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President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive student loan debt for many borrowers will cost roughly $400 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office estimate released on Monday, rekindling a debate over the cost of student debt forgiveness and whether the plan will accelerate inflation.

The CBO estimates Biden's student loan debt forgiveness program will cost $400 billion.

The CBO also estimated Biden’s decision to pause student loan payments through the end of the year—extending a pause that began in 2020—will cost another $20 billion.

The estimates come one month after Biden offered...

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