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Biden’s SAVE plan in action: More than 2,500 South Carolinians will have their student debt forgiven

South Carolina – The Biden-Harris Administration’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan will help thousands of Americans who are struggling with their student loans by giving them money. This seems to be a big step forward for supporting education. Starting on February 23, 2024, a huge $1.2 billion in student loans will be forgiven across the country as part of this program. South Carolina is one of the states that will benefit the most, with 2,520 people having their loans forgiven, which means that the state will receive a total of $20.6 million.

2,520 people in South Carolina will have their loans forgiven, which means that the state will receive a total of $20.6 million.

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As part of the SAVE Plan’s larger goal to make college more accessible and affordable, a lot of people are getting their debts forgiven. As a result of the plan’s implementation, the loans of nearly 153,000 people across the United States will be forgiven. This is a major step forward in the administration’s education policy.

Eligible borrowers in South Carolina, like those in other states, got an email on Wednesday, February 21, telling them that they were approved for loan forgiveness. People in this group were told by the U.S. Department of Education that they wouldn’t have to do anything else to get this help. Loan servicers have already started to forgive these debts, and borrowers should see changes to their loan balances in the next few weeks.

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To be eligible for the SAVE Plan, borrowers must have been enrolled in the plan, made payments for at least 10 years, and borrowed no more than $12,000. The plan also says that for every extra $1,000 borrowed above the $12,000.00 limit, you will have to make payments for an extra year before the debt is forgiven. But all borrowers in SAVE are promised that their loans will be forgiven after 20 to 25 years, depending on whether they borrowed money for college or graduate school. This promise only applies to the original principal amount, not the current balance or individual loan amounts.

2,520 people in South Carolina will have their loans forgiven, which means that the state will receive a total of $20.6 million.

People who think they meet these requirements are encouraged by the Department of Education to sign up for SAVE through the official site at StudentAid.gov/SAVE. This isn’t a one-time thing; the department has promised to regularly find and forgive debts for other eligible borrowers who sign up for the plan going forward.

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In comparison, neighboring states have also seen big drops in debt thanks to the same program. In North Carolina, $33.3 million in debt was forgiven for 4,170 borrowers, in Georgia it was forgiven for 6,050 borrowers, and in Florida it was forgiven for 12,790 borrowers, reducing their student debt by $105.4 million. This all-around plan to deal with student debt shows that the Biden administration is serious about removing financial barriers to education, which will lead to a better future for many Americans according to the officials.

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