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White House to Extend Student-Loan Payment Pause to June 30

  • Pause would run to June 30 or until legal challenges settled
  • Biden’s bid to forgive student loan debt challenged in courts
The White House in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. 

The White House in Washington, DC, US, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. 

Photographer: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden announced that his administration would extend the pandemic-era pause in student loan repayments through June 30 amid legal challenges to his college debt-forgiveness plan.

Payments now set to resume Jan. 1 won’t be required again until 60 days after court challenges to Biden’s loan forgiveness plan are settled. If the litigation is not resolved by June 30, payments will resume 60 days after that, the Education Department said in a statement.