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Student Debt Relief During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Ohio State University

More than 40 million federal student loan borrowers would see extended relief under the $2 trillion economic relief package in Congress this week.

The plan calls for a six-month break, interest-free, for those who owe money. That’s in addition to other relief measures taken by the Trump administration.

The ongoing issue of student loan debt has been exacerbated by the economic downturn from the coronavirus. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we talk about what the prospects are going forward.


  • Kelly Anne Smith, personal finance reporter, Forbes Advisor
  • Piet van Lier, research consultant, Policy Matters Ohio
  • Prentiss Haney, executive director, Ohio Student Association
  • Julie Szeltner, senior director of adult programs, College Now Greater Cleveland

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