Delivering on Debt Relief:
Cancelling Student Debt on Day One and Beyond
The Student Borrower Protection Center and Demos hosted a virtual conference featuring student loan advocates, experts, and policymakers discussing how the Biden administration can take immediate action to deliver promised relief to servicemembers, public servants, defrauded borrowers, and other vulnerable groups.
The conference keynote as well as all three panel discussions can be viewed below
Keynote: Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren
Panel 1: Cancelling Student Debt for Students Defrauded by Predatory Schools
Panel 2: Cancelling Student Debt for Public Service Workers, Military Families, and Vulnerable Borrowers
Panel 3: The Equity, Economic, and Policy Case for Administrative Action to Cancel Student Debt
This event builds on a new report from the SBPC and Dēmos featuring contributions from leading student loan experts and advocates. The report offers a roadmap for the Biden administration to cancel student debt for millions of borrowers who have been denied promised debt relief as a result of systemic mismanagement and abuse across the student loan system. The recommendations build on calls by advocates and elected officials for President Biden to immediately deliver broad-based debt cancellation for all student loan borrowers.
This event is part of the Student Loan Law Initiative, a partnership between the Student Borrower Protection Center and the University of California, Irvine School of Law to develop a body of rigorous research around how to address the student loan crisis.