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One in Four Student Borrowers Face Default After Pause Lifts

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The government resumed its program of student loan repayment in October after a nearly four-year hiatus. The results were as expected.

According to the Department of Education, more than 40% of debtors did not make their first payment. This is a higher rate than in October 2019, when only 26% of borrowers missed a payment.

The Education Department has chosen to see the positive side of things.

James Kvaal (undersecretary of Education) explained the new statistics in a Friday blog post. “While many borrowers have made their first payments, others may need more time,” he said. Some are confused or overwhelmed by their options. We want to let borrowers know our number one priority is to help them return to repayment of their student loans.

Some people are also hoping they will not have to pay anything, given the efforts of the administration to eliminate $1 trillion worth of student loan debt. Biden has been trying to devise a plan to eliminate the debt of 22 million borrowers.

Data shows that millions are taking advantage of the flexibility offered by the Biden Administration to student loan borrowers. Some officials call this the “onramp” for repayment.

The credit bureaus won’t report the delinquent borrowers until September next year. Biden will do anything to convince college-educated people to vote for him.

Politico:

These forbearance policies mean that even if borrowers do not pay their loans, they will not be considered delinquent until 2024, a few months after the presidential elections. The earliest that borrowers would default on their loans is fall 2025.

The Education Department’s latest figures do not include those borrowers who were not in school in October or in a grace or deferment period. Around 45 million Americans are owed federal student loans totaling more than $1.6 trillion.

The Education Department had previously revealed that some borrowers were forgiven due to billing mistakes and other loan servicing issues.

Biden will not stop until all borrowers are freed from debt. The next round of student loans will crush the borrowers.

New York Times:

Consumer advocates and borrowers agree that the reasons why so many people don’t pay their bills range from administrative delays – usually caused by backlogs in the four loan servicers contracted by the government to collect payment and guide borrowers on repayment options – to the fact that they can’t afford it.

This black hole for taxpayers is made even more incredible by the fact that Biden and Democrats will continue to rack up debt as quickly as possible. Then, they will come to the taxpayers and say it was not their fault.

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