As Biden mulls vast student debt forgiveness, he’s urged to keep loans frozen

While President Joe Biden holds off on delivering sweeping student loan forgiveness, as he promised during the campaign, members of Congress are urging him to extend some stopgap relief for borrowers.

Federal student loan payments and interest are set to restart Oct. 1 following what will have been an 18-month pandemic pause, but lawmakers are arguing that neither the borrowers nor their loan servicers will be ready by then.