Federal government releases breakdown by Congressional district as Supreme Court readies to hear cases challenging program
By Miriam Raftery
February 17,2023 (San Diego)—The U.S. Department of Education has released a chart showing federal student loan forgiveness applications and approvals broken down by Congressional district. The data shows that “In every single congressional district, at least half of eligible borrowers either applied or were deemed auto-eligible for debt relief, and that was only in the one month that the application was available before the program got blocked because of lawsuits.”
Nationally, about 40 million student borrowers were eligible for the program and around 26 million applications were received, of which 16 million were approved before a court blocked the program pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court, leaving borrowers in limbo for now.
In San Diego County, over 400,000 borrowers would be eligible for the loan forgiveness, if the high court allows it to move forward. Over 240,000 of those have applied and around 154,000 local borrowers have been approved.
Here is the breakdown by district: