Supreme Court should affirm legality of student debt cancellation

February 28, 2023

Media contact: National Consumers League – Katie Brown,, 202-823-8442

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court is hearing challenges to President Biden’s student debt relief program. With the potential to narrow the racial and gender wealth gaps, affirming the legality of debt cancellation would be transformative for over 40 million Americans.

The following statement is attributable to NCL Chief Executive Officer Sally Greenberg:

“We believe the Administration’s effort to cancel student debt is legal and long overdue. College tuition has grown substantially over the past few decades, and disproportionately burdens students of color and women. We hope that the Supreme Court will uphold the validity of the President Biden’s student debt cancellation and allow the Administration to ease the burdens associated with achieving an advanced degree.”


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