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Nearly 600,000 Borrowers in Kansas Could Qualify for Student Debt Relief

UNDATED (KNS/KCUR) – The White House has released data showing the Biden Administration’s student debt relief plan will benefit borrowers across the country, including nearly 600,000 borrowers in Kansas. A set of state-by-state data shows that hundreds of thousands of Kansas residents are eligible for student loan forgiveness.

An estimated 361,000 borrowers are eligible for up to $10,000 in debt relief. An additional 226,000 Pell Grant recipients are eligible for up to $20,000.

Kansas City attorney James Boyce, who assists student loan borrowers, says being eligible doesn’t automatically mean people will get relief.

“I think the one thing that people need to keep in mind is that… forgiveness is not necessarily gonna’ be automatic. You’re gonna have to submit an application,” he said. “According to what we’ve been told, that will open sometime in October.”

The Department of Education will release additional details on the application process in the coming weeks.