The student debt crisis has a disproportionate impact on Black borrowers and their families. Across all racial groups, Black borrowers hold the most student loan debt despite also being consistently underserved by post- secondary institutions. We must continue to apply pressure and demand that the leaders elected by the movement we built make due on racial equity and ensure equitable and affordable pathways for education.
Our key goal is achieving policy advancements such as:
$50,000.00 student loan forgiveness for qualifying loan holders
End all interest on student loan repayments
Reduce the timeline for student loan forgiveness programs for Federal employees, non-profit workers, and veterans from 10 years to 3 years
New student loan forgiveness programs for frontline/essential workers affected by COVID-19
Other student loan and forbearance modifications centered on wealth generation for low- and moderate-income loan holders to lower debt to income ratios
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