The latest on student loan forgiveness in court, college affordability and the 2020 Democrats, and millennial cancer survivors
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
—The New York Times
After the Department of Education reversed its decision about which employers were eligible for public service loan forgiveness, borrowers found out that their years of student loan payments no longer counted. Three borrowers brought their cases to federal court—and won.
College affordability is a key topic for many of the 2020 Democratic hopefuls. Most have reform plans, ranging from tuition-free college to debt relief.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reports that states have collectively reduced their annual higher education funding by $9 billion over the last 10 years. The loss helps to explain the rising debt students take on.
Millennials who survive cancer have to borrow more to pay off treatment costs. In addition, many face difficulty returning to work because their illness or treatment interferes with the demands of their jobs.
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