The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion on Friday to temporarily block President Biden’s estimated $500 billion student loan handout plan.
The appeals court ruled in favor of six Republican-led states who requested that Biden’s handout plan is halted while the court works through its request for an injunction.
Biden’s plan, which aims to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients in college and up to $10,000 for others who borrowed using federal student loans.
Qualifications for the handout include having an adjusted gross income of less than $125,000 individually, and less than $250,000 if married.
The decision by the appeals court comes just days after the White House released the online application for the handout. Read more…