"This summer, the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank, conducted surveys that found about 67% of borrowers said it would be difficult to make a payment on their student loans in the next month. Regan Fitzgerald, the manager of the Pew Charitable Trust’s project on student borrower success, said such a high number surprised her given news of the economy picking up compared to the early days of the pandemic.

“But while the economy is improving for some, there are many still waiting for that uplift,” she said. “This finding shows that student loans are a fundamental kitchen table issue. There have been so many economic strains on families in this pandemic that once you have an extended period of time with this burden taken off them, the idea of having that bill once more on the list of things to pay out every month is significant.” Continue reading here.

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