The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against U.S. President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan in a 6-3 decision released this morning. The Nebraska v. Biden decision effectively strikes down Biden’s plan, impacting more than 40 million Americans who would qualify for the debt relief program.
The ruling will impact many Emory students. After Biden’s plan went into place, a student told the Wheel in September 2022 that they would have qualified for up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness.
After the relief plan was introduced, Abri Rochte (24B) expressed gratitude for the plan.
“I’m thankful that there’s loan forgiveness at all,” Rochte said in September 2022. “I think it’ll cut my amount that I owe upon graduation in half.”
Yasmeen Admed (24C) said the Supreme Court’s past two days of controversial decisions — such as striking down affirmative action in higher education — have been upsetting to witness, especially after waking up this morning to see that the Supreme Court overruled Biden’s plan and backed business’ right to refuse service to same-sex couples.
“All of it’s ridiculous,” Admed said. “I feel like we’re moving backwards in time. It feels like pre-civil rights.”
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Story by Matthew Chupack () and Madi Olivier (.olivier). Photo courtesy of Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons.